Hawk Nelson - The Songs You've Already Heard: Best Of Hawk Nelson
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 123002-19156 LABEL: BEC Recordings 5099907170027 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-04-06 RRP: £1.00
Reviewed by Ian Webber
With a reputation as one of Christian rock's hardest working bands and over 10 years of music output this 15-track compilation showcases the best of Canada's Hawk Nelson. With five studio albums to choose from you get to hear a real cross section from this talented four-piece. Kicking off with "Friend Like That" this album bounds along in a full frontal display of pop punk energy. The usual suspects are all here, from the pogoing "California" to the more recent textured rock of "Crazy Love". Although the tracks are not set chronologically you can hear how the band has developed and matured. Radio-friendly pop rock tracks follow one after another, never compromising in their witty lyrics that put contemporaries such as Blink 182 and Sum 41 to shame. With the news that long standing vocalist Jason Dunn is leaving the band this will underline all Hawk Nelson have achieved in his time with them. There are no extras or unreleased tracks added, but this compilation will provide a comprehensive introduction to a band who know how to put together hooky, inoffensive rock tunes.
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This powerhouse, pop rock foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of thousands since its debut release. Hawk Nelson has released five studio projects (Letters to the President, Smile It's the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, and most recently Crazy Love). Crazy Love produced a three-week no. 1 single with the title track at CHR radio earlier this year.
Hawk Nelson has also appeared on NBC's drama "American Dreams", had a cameo appearance in the Nickelodeon film "Yours, Mine, & Ours", as well as had its songs featured on NBC's Stanley Cup promo spots, American Music Awards promotions, Nike NFL promotions and NBC Summer Olympic spots.
Featuring several no. 1 hit singles, this greatest hits release from Hawk Nelson, Songs You've Already Heard, is sure to please both new and old fans alike. Hawk Nelson will be hitting the road in 2012 as a featured artist on Revolve Tour 2012, the Rock and Worship Road Show 2012, and the Family Force 5 Christmas Tour