Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Why Hanson Is the best 'Boy Band' Turned 'Man Band' Around



Alright, so you're probably thinking to yourself, "Why the hell is this chick posting about Hanson?  It's not the late 90's, so how is this even relevant?!"  Well I assure you, despite that the fact that it's 2011 and the days of "MmBopp" are long behind us, Hanson still quite relevant.

So how did I stumble upon this little nugget of knowledge you may ask?  By putting Hanson into pandora one day (yes, I know, not a most logical choice, but hey it worked out!).  Well, instead of getting a bunch of songs off of the brotherly trio's first album Middle of Nowhere I got a plethora of songs from later albums such as The Walk (2007) and Shout it Out (2010).

You may be wondering, "What's the difference"?  First off, no more screeching vocals from lead singer Taylor Hanson (with age comes a MUCH better singer voice)!  Also along those lines, Hanson's newer albums cover more mature content.  Lastly, the sound is less poppy and more bluesy.

SOme of my favorite tracks include "Tearin' it Down", "Waiting for this", "Give a Little", and "Thinkin' Bout Somethin'". Check out some videos and also some other reviews of Hanson's latest album and decide for yourself if you like the new and in my opinion improved, Hanson.

















1 comment:

  1. They are good. But they can't touch the Jackson Five when it comes to boy bands to man band transformations. Their later album Destiny is fabulous.

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