Get the new FREE JFH METAL MP3 compilation -- Vol. 3!
Get the new FREE JFH METAL MP3 compilation -- Vol. 3!

JFH Music Review




Five Iron Frenzy
All the Hype That Money Can Buy



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 15 tracks: 45 minutes, 9 seconds
Street Date: April 25, 2000


Every so often, a band with a signature sound decides it's time for a change. Supertones did it, Bleach did it, Skillet did it, Five Iron Frenzy... kind of did it. See, with Five Iron's latest album, All the Hype That Money Can Buy, there's a slight style change. It's enough to note, but not enough to lose sleep over.

FiF takes a different approach on Hype for their third full studio release (yet fifth album). First off, track 6 is a normal song and there is no hidden track at the end... however, you may want to consider their new approach: a combination of the two... how about "track 0?" If you rewind at the beginning of the first track, you'll here a several-second clip of the group jamming out "What's Up?!" just before track one starts. "The Greatest Story Ever Told" follows the expected mood and style of Five Iron as the bold message of Christ rings through to set up the next fourteen songs.

The experimenting follows... "Me Oh My," a mildly silly fast-paced ska/rockabilly song; "Solidarity," a salsa tune, FiF style; a 70s/80s arena rock mockery, "The Phantom Mullet." But fans will release a relaxing, soothing sigh when they hear "Ugly Day," a traditional FiF ska song which was first heard on their live CD. Despite it's sad meaning about Reese's ex-fiance, "Ugly Day" packs FiF punch that was best represented on their 1997 release Our Newest Album Ever.

A surprise on the album is the uncomfortable "Fahrenheit," a song about how Christians don't always practice "loving the sinner and hating the sin." "Mr. Fahrenheit" is about Freddie Mercury. FiF steps out to tackle the touchy subject that needs to be touched on. However, it comes off a little more awkwardly than intended and strangely out of place.

The insanity fans have come to know in FiF explodes in "You Probably Shouldn't Move Here," when the hillbilly music runs rampant throwing yodeling, farm animal noises, and even an appearance from one of the Ws into the listeners lap. Other album highlights include the circus-crazed dark feel of "Giants," The half-minute long tribute, "I Still Like Larry," a cover of Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual," the anti-school violence anthem, "A New Hope," and the worshipful gem, "World Without End."

All the Hype That Money Can Buy may surprise some fans, but it's no disappointment. Hype slam-dunks another successful Five Iron Frenzy release into their discography list, and into any fan's CD collection.

- Review date: 4/10/00, written by John DiBiase of Jesusfreakhideout.com



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Listen to the debut EP from the band Hopeful.!

 

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: 5 Minute Walk Records
. Album length: 15 tracks, 45 minutes and 9 seconds
. Street Date: April 25, 2000
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. The Greatest Story Ever Told
  2. Me Oh My
  3. Solidarity
  4. The Phantom Mullet
  5. Ugly Day
  6. Fahrenheit
  7. Four-Fifty-One
  8. You Probably Shouldn't Move Here
  9. Hurricanes
  10. Giants
  11. I Still Like Larry
  12. All the Hype
  13. It's Not Unusual
  14. A New Hope
  15. World Without End
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

                 
Listen to the debut EP from the band Hopeful.!

Search JFH




This Tuesday, April 16, 2024
ALBUMS
iNTELLECT Roots [Polished Arrow]

This Thursday, April 18, 2024
SINGLES
Eric Owyoung (Future of Forestry) Gold Ribbons - Single (independent)

This Friday, April 19, 2024
ALBUMS
Apollo LTD Hello Human [Centricity]
Consumed by Fire First Things First Commentary Album [Red Street]
Darin and Brooke Aldridge Talk of The Town [Billy Blue]
Godspeed Religious Death (Remastered) [Charon Collective]
Joseph Habedank autobiography [Daywind]
Koryn Hawthorne ON GOD (Deluxe) [Provident]
Pastor Mike Jr. I Got Away - EP [Rock City]
Sanctus Real All Along [Framework / The Fuel]
Treasure Seeker A Tribute to the Past (Reissue) [Ulterium]
Vineyard Worship Christ In All Things - EP [Integrity]
Phil Wickham I Believe (Hometown Version) [Fair Trade]
Anne Wilson REBEL [Capitol CMG]

SINGLES
The Lore Family God Said You're Gonna Make It - Single [Horizon]
Mark Tedder Wake Us Up (church falls asleep) - Single [7Core]

Next Friday, April 26, 2024
ALBUMS
Mack Brock Time and Time Again - EP [Centricity]
Aaron Cole Sorry, I Changed [RCA Inspiration]
Alex Henry Foster Kimoyo [Hopeful Tragedy]
Gileah Taylor Slow Parade [Velvet Blue]
Various Artists Unsung Hero: The Inspired By Soundtrack (Digital/CD) [Girder]

SINGLES
Nate Parrish I'm Alright - Single [Fair Vaux]
Unspoken What He Says About You - Single [Centricity]

VINYL
Various Artists Unsung Hero: The Inspired By Soundtrack [Girder]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Hope Beyond Suffering!




Listen to the new Album From Tim Juillet!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images