The Hope List

Lonely The Brave - The Hope List
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #95 / 235
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
2021 Ratings: #275
Liked by 1 person
January 22, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Easy Life / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

The Hope List delivers rage and sorrow in equal measure, and it is a monumental release for the Cambridge band.

90
Classic Rock

It’s said that adversity instructs art. LTB’s woes have been rewarded with something remarkable: their best record yet.

80
Kerrang!

Finding solace in the fight, The Hope List is a resounding show of strength from Lonely The Brave – one which points towards a future rich with possibility.

80
Upset

'The Hope List' finds the band surging back and sounding invigorated by the hardships they've overcome to get here.

70
DIY

Backed up by powerful guitars and soaring vocals, their brand of intense but atmospheric rock feels rejuvenating.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Stepping inside The Hope List feels like setting foot on a wide open field, where clouds mar the sunlight, but a warmth still radiates all around. A gentle wind flurries, blowing all around while the horizon feels endless.

60
NME

While it’s far from a dramatic reinvention, there’s enough on display here to ensure that long-time fans will be more than happy, with a consistent array of the arena-ready riffs and post-rock choruses that cemented their name in the first place.

zachthesnack
53
This album is PAINFULLY mediocre
leolucia
58
NOT INTERESTING
MaceBlade42
68
This falls on that weird mediocre spectrum, which is a shame because they usually have very good music.
fueledbyramon
65
it's alright, nothing much nothing less
it has that early 2010s alt rock aesthetic and it really appeals to me
AltReview
65
The British post-hardcore band returns with a new album and a new singer. With previous singer David Jakes, Lonely The Brave released two passionate and bombastic rock albums. After the departure of Jakes, the band had to carry on. We hear the new vocalist Jack Bennet for the first time on “The Hope List”. The addition of Bennet brought some slight changes to the band’s sound. While the group’s earlier work had that dynamic post-hardcore approach, the sound of this new ... read more
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Added on: August 26, 2020