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Hurt – Goodbye to the Machine Reviews

Goodbye to the Machine

With this 2009 release comes quite a few tracks that will undoubtedly soon become Hurt classics, including such standouts as ‘Pills’, ‘Dreams Away’ and ‘Fighting Tao’. But it is the lead-off single from Goodbye to the Machine that is already turning heads at radio stations coast to coast – the all-encompassing epic ‘Wars’. Another track that will surely garner attention with Rock fans is ‘World Ain’t Right’, which features Shaun Morgan of Seether.

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13 responses to “Hurt – Goodbye to the Machine Reviews”

  1. Viturin says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    new favorite band
    Being a old school rocker, with appreciation of the likes of The Who, Zepplin,Stones, Van Halen, Deep Purple, etc…

  2. Girolamo says:

    Big Hurt fan here. I have the album 5 stars because it is my opinion, very very good, with a high degree of musicality, and different, and varied, although I do not think this album is perfect (I like hard songs to a little more difficult) . But it is so different, and good in so many ways that I think it deserves 5 stars … despite some shortcomings. The best way I can describe it is that it is a totally wrong, what majesty. And where there is excellent, it is better than every stone in this world, and if it is awarded, it is still very good, and only those, perhaps the feeling that you need to give it a little more time.
      What makes this Hurt undeniable is that “Goodbye to the machine” handles really around you, and this is just something unique to hurt … Their music simply can not let go. For example Dreams Away pills and have these big hooks, and are to be legally on the border to commercial in my opinion, but they are not necessarily so, if you really listen to them and you. Got Jealous role and martyr and fight Tao X, and even wars and good, each in their own right excellent. These are some really great songs.
      I have a feeling that this is in my car or stereo for months, because I simply think there is another entry in the excellent catalog Hurt. And I think I have a few hundred more listens to appreciate this offer. One could say that you should not have to make it so much to get, but a real fan of Hurt knows what I mean. It is so easy that way. They are used in more and more each time you listen.
      production is very good for analog, but I prefer the polished production characterized by the fact that their previous efforts.
      I recommend this album very much.

  3. Cy says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, but not as good as the first effort
    I was looking forward to “Goodbye to the Machine” but it just didn’t have the effect that the first effort had. While it’s good, something’s missing.

  4. Osgood says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Their best work yet.
    As stated in the title this is one of their best albums to date. HURT has developed their own style…

  5. Iphigenia says:

    I've never written a review for a product like that and I really wanted to say some relevant things in order to convince me why the album and the band so much. On the initiative of the newly formed street team, I for no other reward than the hopes that this will help someone, somewhere, has to decide to buy the album.
      Well, firstly I would like something about the pre-cursor to this album. Not the Formation / Re-Consummation CD, or the Black Market EP (which I implore every fan of HURT or good music in general to buy. The live version of the flat and the acoustic tracks are worth the money alone, even when I say that one of the more talented HURT aspects comes in a song and not just sounds so good acoustically, but better than the original at times), but VOL. 1 (Special Package) and vol. II .
      albums fit together like puzzle pieces. In dark times, macabre, but always honest and always passionate. The songs all tell stories. Any fan of a band. probably enjoyed the other just as much if not more. Reasons? The honest texts that are catchy and easy unconventional songwriting style, the way the songs never end as the start and how refreshing, and singer J. Loren 's passionate, intense, emotion-driven vocal style, not unique, because He tried to, but because it is simply good … … is.
      I said that to say: Goodbye to the machine will become a fan of these two albums, or even someone skipping to hear songs from the album, a bit to stutter. Fear not! Each element of the HURT that the artists they are. The lyrics are honest, but they are related to new, more expansive themes. The music is like hell to catch, if not a bit unorthodox. Like the other CD's, the music is simple and complicated, all in one package. There are subtle nuances that, in the music fresh and keep it every time you hear at all without overloading you with too many instruments, loops or tracks! And J. 's voice is passionate as ever.
      But the CD is different. It is not in the line of the band. “S HURT and if still lives very much in the music, if not more, now you have this CD, how the concept of the band itself: with an open, happy mind. If you do, you should be happy. Enter the CD to listen to front to back, if you buy it. 30 minutes of your time. Relax. Enjoy. It's worth it.
      Before I conclude, a few standout tracks:
      Wars, the first single, is a good introduction to the band to a less diverse audience, ie one who has to catch more radio songs, but not really what is on this CD's. It is a good song with some heavy parts easy by the passion in the voice of J, but some of the songs like Sweet Delilah and (something), the effect only so much with a whisper! The music is eclectic. Fighting Tao (which would also be very good for radio, as well as an introduction to the band), also sports a beautiful violin solo at the end. Yes, this CD has violin. Distorted guitars and violin.
      tablets, as well, a very soft song with a very honest message. It shows the simplicity Hurt, while still grasping and releasing a feeling you might have long slumbered.
      Two songs, a bit strange, but. Got Jealous, which is ambitious for no other reason than the somewhat confusing chorus time, a few listens to really enjoy the tempo change from verse to chorus, but it is worth it. As well, 1331 verses make you feel like you hear a kind of dark, modernized barbershop singers. I love how the vocals in this song, and how strange the perfect segue from verse to chorus hits, but to some, it is also a few listens.
      Al in all, this album has consistently hear me, just like the other two still. I recommend this album for fans of the band, the people also interested in trying something new, or for a gift for a friend, you know how good, passionate music.
     

  6. Priscilla says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Album by an awesome band
    This band is an amazing little known talent, With each album they mature and get better than the last, With this effort, Thier 3rd on a major label, It won’t be long before this…

  7. Frick says:

    This is a great album, but it does not seem to be the passion and originality, as vol. 1 and 2 The albums were a little darker and the songs were more stories that flowed together. Keep in mind that many other bands these days. I hear the people in comparison to Tool, but I personally think they are better. I know, I know, I can already hear screaming, the people and throw things at me, but Tool is incredibly overrated. You have 3 good songs on all their albums and the rest are more attractive for those who want a different kind of “experience” if you know what I mean.
      How VOL. 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., Goodbye to the machine is a CD you in and let them play all the way through without skipping any songs. It's just not quite draw me like the first two. But you will not go wrong buying this album!

  8. Phillipa says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Hurts… In a Good Way!
    Hurt is probabaly the most unique and indvidual band producing music today. Comparable to TOOL and A Perfect Circle, this rcok juggernaut will not stop, no matter what gets in…

  9. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hurt’s Best Cd Yet
    I became a fan of Hurt when I saw them on tour last year with Breaking Benjamin and Seether. I was blown away by J. Loren Wince’s violin talents and their songs were amazing.

  10. Anders says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just keeps getting better!
    HURT is a band whose music is so diverse that for this very reason it is hard to target them to one specific genre, let alone describe their music in one word besides “powerful.

  11. Yalitza says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Its just ok for me
    BECAME A HURT FAN AFTER SEEING THEM IN CONCERT WITH STAIND, LOVED VOLUME 1, ALSO LOVED 10 TON BRICK FROM LATER ALBUM, THIS ONE IS JUST OK FOR ME, THE FIRST TWO SONGS I JUST SKIP,…

  12. Prue says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Another GREAT album by HURT
    I understand how fans of HURT may not enjoy this album as much as their others because it does sound a LITTLE different.

  13. Tuve says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    glad I took a shot!
    I just took a shot at this album, on instinct or whatever, and WOW! It’s awesome! Reminds me of some of the “blind shots” I used to take on new bands at Target.

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