The Rise Of Hobo Johnson

Hobo Johnson - The Rise Of Hobo Johnson
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Based on 130 ratings
2017 Ratings: #878
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November 9, 2017 / Release Date
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8
My dream in life was to open my own grocery store. Unfortunately I was born too late, as the corporate overlords have already grabbed the food market by the neck and I would quickly be run out of business by the likes of Kroger, Whole Foods, Publix, and Wegman's. This album is fucking garbage.
WhatTheFunk
29
NO!

I can't believe there's literally a song about how Mario and Link are friendzoned <brr>

Here's the thing, I have no problem with albums that show or describe clumsy emotions (I think of an album like "Pinkerton"). Sometimes artists are too young, they are in a delicate phase of emotion management. The beginning of Tyler, The Creator is an excellent example of this. But Johnson's stories about his love relationships are HORRIBLE and his love for his mother is quite ... read more
Skaut
70
Is this considered a hot take?

Let me first start off with explaining my expactations/preparation going into this album for a first listen. Ever since I first listened to Hobo Johnson, him doing a Tiny Desk concert, I have been kind of anxious to listen to this project. His TDC struck a chord with me, his emotions played off to me as real and his quirky delivery gave him something that made him standout a bit more from his competition. After a couple listens of his TDC I decided to listen to ... read more
Space Vacation
30
I hate people my age.

Bad voice. Bad lines. Bad flow. Decent instrumentals.
The best song barely scrapes by at a minute in length.

This is a truly humiliating listen. One of the all-time worst albums I've ever rated on here.
I had to go back and check how many things I've given a lower rating to-- only 13
PipePanic
49
This album frustrates me. There are parts that I really love, and there are parts that I really despise. Some of the production and choruses are really energetic, catchy and interesting, with the more somber moments musically sounding really nice to the ears. However, the delivery that Hobo Jonson presents is extremely annoying and whiny sometimes. Not only that, but Hobo isn't really isn't the master of subtly, with him usually explaining what the song is before it even starts. And while a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sex in the City
  2. DeMarcus Cousins & Ashley
  3. Dear Labels
  4. Mario & Link
  5. Father
  6. Romeo & Juliet
  7. Creve Coeur 1
  8. 3%
  9. Jesus Christ
  10. The Ending
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Added on: January 12, 2018