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Friday, July 1, 2011

Hall & Oates - H2O

Wow. I can't believe it's come to this. I'm really going to review Hall & Oates today. While undoubtedly ashamed of this, I'm going to run with it anyways. Why? Well, the summer concert scene in Wisconsin is pretty huge. Summerfest in Milwaukee typically brings the biggest acts in the business. Hall & Oates performed last night, which by no means makes them a big act. But people have been talking, and follower janis! went last night, and said it was "SO GOOD". Live performances aside, this is typically the music I cannot stand. But I'll give it a fair shake, and here we go. They started out in different bands in the late 60's when they met. While the two separate bands were performing in Philadelphia, gun shots rang out as rival gangs decided to let it go down at the concert. Why they were there is beside the point and beyond me. Anyway, when fleeing, the two ended up in the same service elevator - which got them talking. They found they had a ton in common, including attending Temple University. The duo became virtually inseparable after. One of the apartments they lived in had Hall & Oates on the mailbox, and the rest is history I guess. I decided to go with 1982's 'H2O' because it's one of 2 2x platinum selling albums for the band. And this one had at least one track I'd heard of before. Everything about this albums SCREAMS 80's. The cover (which is AWFUL) and then the actual music. I can't stand this. I mean, I tried. I tried really hard to find value in this album - and I can't do it. I'd rather listen to Ke$ha than this, and I know that's going to make janis! quite angry with me. Might even lead her to stop reading the blog. But I have to be honest, and I just loathe this music.

1. Maneater
2. Art Of Heartbreak
3. Crime Pays
4. One On One
5. Open All Night
6. Family Man
7. Italian Girls
8. Guessing Games
9. Delayed Reaction
10. At Tension
11. Go Solo

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Maneater
2. Maneater
3. Maneater

.5 out of 5 stars


  1. this album doesn't even have all the good hits on it. like 'private eyes' and 'you make my dreams come true' and 'rich girl' and 'kiss on my list. aside from 'maneater' i don't even know any of these songs. but the show, i thought i was at a dave matthews show or something judging by the number of frat bros, hipsters, mary pats and aging hipsters. and the band was awesome! the only bands whose shows i've seen the crowd out-sing the band were DMB and metallica, and now hall & oates. it was crazy!

    plus how can you not love the 'stache?

    and i won't stop reading, but my opinion of you has just dropped 50% for the kedollarsign comment. really.

  2. I think there are a few instances of the show being better than the music itself. I suppose I could classify this as one of them.

    Take the Gufs for example...their music was pretty so-so. But their shows? Really, really awesome. At least back in the day. It's probably a good thing that the 2,000 people there were drowning out Hall and Oates.

    I doubt it's really 50%. And besides, it's easier to tune her out and just listen to a good beat and tap your toes. If you tune out H&O, there isn't anything enjoyable about the music.

  3. Your Hall and Oates hate hurts my feelings ...

  4. The music sucks. And that's just facts.