HARD-FI - Best Of 2004-2014

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 4/10 | Label: Rhino | Autor: WK

On the one hand it seems strange when little known to unknown bands release retrospectives of their highlights. On the other hand, one would wish many groups to limit themselves to such albums so that listeners would not be bothered by so much sound waste. There is not much more to be said about the British group Hard-Fi than that they have successfully supported Green Day several times. The present eleven-year review, which already includes the present, essentially comprises mass-produced products optimised for airplay suitability, which are forgotten as quickly as they go into your ears. The positive concept of timelessness turns into the complete opposite of these clash epigones that seem completely helpless from today's perspective. There's hardly anything you can connect with these songs, except maybe that they just exist. Every now and then an entrance riff sticks out, but this is always neutralized at the latest when the singing starts. Only the production is outstanding. Well, at least.

Top track: Hard To Beat

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