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Classic Album Review: Hedder | Ventilate

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Sure, rock music has always been formulaic. But these days, it’s getting downright scientific. Some of today’s alterna-metal acts seem put together with all the calculation of a quadratic equation. Here’s how this one breaks down:

Rubbery detuned guitar-crunch x solidly stomping rhythms + (post-grunge brooding + angst-filled bellowing) + pretty boys = Hoobastank Nickelback ÷ Pearl Jam.