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Hot Water Music

Caution old

No Idea 132

Released on November 26, 2002

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True to it’s title, Caution immediately demands the listener’s undivided attention. With a unique blend of heartfelt punk, guttural rock, and explorative neo-hardcore, Hot Water Music shirks categorization on Caution. Immediate and infectious on “Trusty Chords,” a feral rocker that works off a pop blueprint, the band emphasizes variety as it glides into the rhythm-steeped “One Step To Slip” and the cathartic “I Was On A Mountain.” Further demonstrating HWM’s depth, Caution sees the band careen from the circle-pit stylings of “Wayfarer” to the subtle yet frenetic underpinning of “Alright For Now” with artful management. “We’ve never tried to be anything but what we are,” say’s bassist Jason Black. “Musically, we’ve never wanted to define ourselves at all.” And in keeping with that assessment, the Gainesville, Florida foursome differs from virtually every other band making punk-inspired sounds in 2002. On Caution – the group’s second disc for Epitaph – HWM drives home the point that music should be more about substance and skill and less about red hair dye.

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# Song Name Popularity
1 Trusty Chords  0%
2 I Was on a Mountain  0%
3 One Step To Slip  0%
4 It's All Related  0%
5 It's All Related  0%
6 The Sense  0%
7 Not For Anyone  0%
8 Sweet Disasters  0%
9 Alright For Now  0%
10 We'll Say Anything We Want  0%
11 Wayfarer  0%
12 The End  0%
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Kevin from Houston, TX 
Jul 27 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I have been waiting for this Hot Water Music album to come back in stock (on LP) for a long time and the wait was well worth it. I think this was HWM second album on Epitaph and I love the songs on here. It's good to hear that they are playing together again. But also check out their other band THE DRAFT and Chuck Ragan's solo material as well.

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Jerry from Palatine, IL 
Oct 14 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I know a lot of people prefer Hot Water Music’s rawer rougher sound of their earlier albums but if you were to ask me, I prefer their later sound from No Division and then on. Don’t get me wrong, their earlier material is great but I’m not one of those picky assholes that rag on bands for growing and changing so I’ve vastly enjoyed the progress they’ve made in their sound over the years. I think Caution is where that progress made its definitive peak.

By all means it’s my favorite HWM album and I remember listening to this album when it first came out for months on end. Hell, I already owned this on CD but I just had to get it on vinyl, how could I not? It’s just sad to learn that Hot Water Music are on a pretty much permanent hiatus by means that they’re broken up but don’t want to be called broken up that way if they ever decide to tour again they won’t be doing “reunion shows.” Well I just hope The Draft, which is basically all the members of HWM except for Chuck Ragan, will be just as good.

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Jim from Chicago, IL 
Jul 27 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Another great offering from HWM. The production keeps getting better & better, but that doesn't take away from the intensity & rawness of the trademark HWM sound. Voices are gruffy as ever.

Great Album!!!!!!

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Luke from Wolverhamton, United Kingdom 
Aug 19 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

hmm.... My first Hot Water Music Experience...and definatly not my last! The only songs I'd heard before buying this were "remedy" and "Trusty Chords" so I wasn't sure what the rest of the album would be like..but it rocks.I've heard that the older stuff is better so I think i'll go for that next time :)

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Lance from Ft. Collins, CO 
Dec 8 2002 Rating: 4/5 Stars

New direction. Once again Hot Water Music progresses on their neo-hardcore sound with their latest. Filled with the great guitar work and rythym section you would expect from the gainesville four, but in a different form than previous albums. Oh yeah, and the guy below me acts like he knows this band pretty well, ha, its Scot Sinc (Sinclair) who did the awesome job on the artwork, not scuba steve.

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