If you’re a fan of Adele, The 1975, Slipknot, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Catfish and the Bottlemen or any other artist in this god damn world, you’re not going to like this album. In fact, the only fans who are going to like The Hunna’s 100 are those who enjoy the gimmicky four-piece, Coasts – and that’s because both bands have the same team. In fact, can someone just confirm that the lead singer of that band hasn’t transferred over to this one?
The problem starts from the first line of lyrics. They’re asking to be used. No really. “If you love me then why wont you use me” and it’s so innocently said, maybe they don’t even know what they’re saying. And its opener ‘Bonfire’ that suggests this is going to be a record influenced by every band who have wanted to reach the mainstream. It quickly becomes evident that it’s their social media doing the talking, and not the music.
There are still blurred lines as to whether your favourite squad are trying to be the bad boys of the music industry, using social media to encourage fans to light up when in Amsterdam; or whether they’re the good boys with slightly stupid alter egos (Valentino, Bandana-Dan. IK, The Prince). Either way, this album represents none of those. Instead, it draws comparison to making a cake, except ‘100’ is still at step one when all the ingredients are still waiting to be measured out, therefore that cake is extremely bland and consists of nothing.
It’s not that the music is extremely bad, it’s just really unenjoyable. ‘Piece By Piece’ has a promising start but soon goes down the direct line of sounding like we have heard it all before. In fact, maybe we have. On further inspection, a lot of these lyrics seem to be deriving from Goo Goo Dolls songs – that tells a story in itself. “I keep falling in love” screeches Ryan on ‘Never Enough’. Well maybe somebody shouldn’t be asking for so many likes on their Facebook page, and then somebody wont be surrounded by so many girls, Ryan.
Once final track ‘Sycamore Tree’ begins to play, you begin to understand why this album is being sold for £4.99 on iTunes. There’s no unique selling point to this, it’s just four guys putting out a collection of songs that sound like a re-release from a 00s album that nobody enjoyed.
The Hunna, 100 is definitely not lit.