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Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Fronted by ex-Sick of It All roadie Toby Morse, H2O have the kind of street cred and New York Hardcore (NYHC) chops that get the blood pumping. In addition, the band is well versed in the melodies of outfits like Hüsker Dü... more »
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Fronted by ex-Sick of It All roadie Toby Morse, H2O have the kind of street cred and New York Hardcore (NYHC) chops that get the blood pumping. In addition, the band is well versed in the melodies of outfits like Hüsker Dü and Bad Religion and the art of crafting songs that stick like a mouse in a gluetrap. H2O's third album, F.T.T.W. (which stands for Faster Than the World) is the group's most focused and energetic release, incorporating straight-edge dynamics and pop-punk hooks on full-throttle window-breakers like "Guilty by Association," "Helpless Not Hopeless," and "Day by Day." However, the band sometimes falls in a rut, penning songs that aren't poppy enough for Offspring fans and not quite heavy enough to cause serious damage. --Jon Wiederhorn
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East Coast nostalgia
77Jim | Philadelphia PA | 11/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having the nostalgic urge to hear "everready", I discovered today that the entire "trilogy" of classic H2O albums combined takes up less space on the iPod than a few measley photographs...
H20 tunes were always short and sweet, no-nonsense, take it or leave it stuff. Some of it's a little goofy and dated sounding now with countless group shout-outs and some forgetable repetitive verse-chorus verse chorus overkill, but a decade later looking back this band's passion is respectable. Musically the band always carried it's love for Gorilla Biscuits high above it's head, but they flirted with melody and pull it off fairly well at times. I felt they peaked as a band with this album back in the day... a fun band that treated it's fans great.
The disks are still a charge to revisit 10 years later, though I gotta play them in my cubicle now (at a "reasonable volume").
77Jim | 08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was very excited abouth the release of H2O's third album and I have to say that I believe it's their best effort yet. They've retained all the elements that make H2O so exciting and unique and they've also expanded, but in a really good way. There isn't a song on here that I don't love, including the hidden 7 Seconds cover. This band keeps putting it on."