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Home Is Where It Hurts

Artist: Hood
Hood - Home Is Where It Hurts CD
Label: Aesthetics
Regular Price: $12.95
On Sale For: $5.18 
Year: 2001
Format: CD


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When you listen to Home Is Where It Hurts, you'll immediately understand why Chicago-based Aesthetics decided to license it for US release. Hell, I'd have done it if they hadn't. It's really quite brilliant, in an understated and very much of-the-moment fashion. All the current indie-rock hot-buttons are pressed: densely-textured pop ("Cold fire woods of western lanes" and the title track), Mogwai-style instrumental catharsis ("The Fact that You Failed"), semi-electronic Kid A glitch-pop ("The World Touches Too Hard") and jazzy moodiness ("It's Been a Long Time Since I Was Last Here") are present and accounted for. Hood pulls all of this off quite casually, without sounding derivative; my comparisons are, I'll confess, a little forced, as Hood never sound like they're trying to be another group. There's a definite sheen of subtlety here -- the disc doesn't demand attention, but it deserves it. Nothing here disappoints.
1. Home Is Where It Hurts
2. Fact That You Failed, The
3. Cold Fire Woods Of Western Lanes
4. World Touches Too Hard, The
5. It's Been A Long Time Since I Was Last Here
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