Hallelujah! I’m a Bum by Local H

album cover for Local H's 2012 album

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Label: Slimstyle


Review Type: In Depth

Review Score
96

Critic Review:

This 17-track studio album by Local H was released in September 2012. I finally found a bit of time to sit down and give it a spin.

If you don’t know Local H here is a quick rundown. They formed in 1990 by Joe Daniels and Scott Lucas. They are similar to The Black Keys or The White Stripes in which there is a drummer and a singer that plays guitar and bass. They mix classic and indie rock together to form a nice little fusion of power chords and snarky lyrics.

Now to the review!

Hallelujah! I’m a Bum took over my speakers and grabbed my attention. The music flooded the room and took up all the space. I listened once, then a second time, and before I knew it I was on my third go around. The drive to work the next day consisted to me picking out the good tracks such as They Saved Reagan’s Brain, Another February, Look Who’s Walking on Four Legs Again, Ruling Kind, Feed a Fever, and Trash Fire Bummers. This is my favorite set of songs but your set may be a little different. The album has so much to offer and so many tracks that any listener can find a handful of songs that delight them in a different way.

The guitars are simple but fill the space effectively and the drums keep the beat steady. I think that for such a small band, in terms of personnel, they do a great job of making the songs rise and pickup emotions. Another February is a good example of this rise. As the song starts out it is mellow and a bit soft. Then they take the song up a notch. Scott hits a few power chords and raises his voice while the drums pound a little harder. They don’t change instruments, they just play theirs in a way that progresses the song towards its climax and ads a bit of emotion. They do this multiple times throughout the album and pull it off very nicely every time.

I highly recommend the album and if you like it be sure to check out the bands “Best of” album for more Local H goodness!

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