Time to get retrospective with 2012. With our recent year-end staff picks, House of Heroes‘ latest album Cold Hard Want averaged in at third place amongst the entirety of the staff’s individual votes. A couple listens to this alt rock record should reveal just why it connected with so many listeners. The HOH boys stretched themselves a bit, giving a unique and varied look at atlernative pop rock with this album. While it may not be as lyrically engaging as The End Is Not The End, it’s still a catchy and intriguing listen; one that begs for many revisits. At a time when it’s tempting to keep looking forward to ‘the next big thing,’ don’t overlook this summer 2012 highlight.
– John DiBiase
House of Heroes
Cold Hard Want (2012)
Click here for our review of the album.
Our synopsis: “A pop rock record with alternative leanings and plenty of meat on its bones. It’s one of the highlights of 2012’s hefty year of music.” (Recommended by JFH’s John DiBiase)
Song Highlights: “Out My Way,” “Dance (Blow It All Away),” “Comfort Trap,” “Touch This Light,” “Remember The Empire”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Cold Hard Want? Do you recommend it? If so, why?