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All American Nightmare
Hinder
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Reviewed: 12/13/2010 by Ryan


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Hinder’s “All American Nightmare” is what you would expect a Hinder record to be. It’s terribly cliché, uses direct influences both lyrically and musically, and it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure. Austin Winkler’s voice is unique and generally badass and for all that you can knock on their song writing, you can’t deny that they are tight band that knows how to play and knows what their audience wants. “All American Nightmare” does some things right. After the first two tracks on the record some gems are thrown in here and there. You can’t help but smile when Winkler and the band bust on divas and hip hop music on “Striptease” and “Hey Ho” and although there’s the typical ‘road’ song in “This Life”, it’s not a bad song. Again, “All American Nightmare” isn’t exactly a thinking man’s album but it is a good record. It’s slightly darker as billed, but it’s still not that big of a departure from the two records that the band’s made before this. If you like some of the band’s music, then you’ll find something you’ll like here. If you love the band, you’ll love the record. Both of those qualities are great qualities for a record and that makes Hinder’s album a success for the band. Still, if you dislike Hinder, nothing on this album will change your mind.

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