The second album from Hot Water Music gives us plenty to like, but much to scratch our heads at as well. Whether you call them punk, post-punk, post-hardcore or emo, HWM forge a unique path on 1997′s Forever and Counting, avoiding the rhythms and structures traditionally associated with punk rock. While we dug the diversity, the presentation left us wanting, as a dynamic-less mix and some questionable guitar and bass tones muddied the water. Give a listen and share your thoughts.
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Songs in this Episode:
Intro - Translocation
14:26 - Just Don’t Say You Lost It
18:36 - Manual
22:24 - Man The Change
33:45 - Three Summers Strong
Outro - Position