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Hot Hot Heat

Make Up The Breakdown

Sub Pop 599

Released on October 8, 2002


In May of 2002, Hot Hot Heat headed into Vancouver's Mushroom Studios to record a new full-length with NW recording legend Jack Endino. The result, Make up the Breakdown, shows a seemingly effortless ability to craft melody, the kind that doesn’t merely get stuck in your head, but that moves in, puts down roots, starts a family. Paul and Dustin tenaciously lock into a groove with Dante's guitar playing bringing to mind a young Johnny Marr, and lyrics and keyboard lines tumbling urgently from Steve. Make up the Breakdown replicates the breathless excitement of the band’s live show; 10 tracks of complex, rhythmic art-punk. Most of these songs have to do with sex and/or the frustrations of life in “this town.” And, really, what’s more important? More than New Wave revivalists with an innate talent for catchy songs, Hot Hot Heat blend angular post-punk twitch with danceable pop, (finally) making a good case for white dopes on punk to get on the good foot.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 6 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Naked In The City Again  7%
2 No, Not Now Voted #3  17%
3 Get In Or Get Out  7%
4 Bandages Voted #1  21%
5 Oh, Goddamnit Voted #2  18%
6 Aveda  6%
7 This Town  9%
8 Talk To Me, Dance With Me  11%
9 Save Us SOS  2%
10 In Cairo  2%
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Yoey from Toa Baja, PR 
Feb 21 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

i dont even know who this guys sound like because i buy this for my girlfriend! hope she likes it! heheheh

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Eric from Leesburg, VA 
Jul 7 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Hot Hot Heat are one of the "IT" bands right now it seems. I can't turn the radio on these days without hearing "Bandages" blasting out of the speakers. But there's a reason for that. These guys play rock and roll that you can actually rock out to. The keyboards give it a very nice touch as well. Buy this if you're a fan of sing-a-long rock music.

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Maggie from Philomath, OR 
Feb 26 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Ah ah ah, so much fun! What the heck kind of sounds are those? I don't know, but they're fun. A very get-up-and-boogie-the-night-away kinda CD. A current favorite of mine.

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Caroline from Santa Barbara, CA 
Feb 10 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Hot Hot Heat has the best sound around right now. They are awesome. I would definately recomend this cd. Could Canadians be any cooler??

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Brian from Slippery Rock, PA 
Jan 27 2003 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is a fantastic CD. Pop-rock with more hooks than a tackle box - yep, it's that catchy. There's even a tidbit of new wave that shines through. Get In or Get Out and No, Not Now are ridiculously good, but nothing on here disappoints. I can't believe that I haven't heard one of their songs in a Volkswagen commercial yet. I can't wait to see how they pull this off live. Great stuff.

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Freda from Andover, United Kingdom 
Jan 23 2003 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Woo f**king hoo,this cd made me get off my ass and shake around. its just so funky and without being a funk band and without being pretencious. its just great feel good music.the lyrics are pretty out there but go with the music well,and the im lost for words to describe this,buy,buy

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