The Lost Riots (2004) Hope of the States have been hailed by the British press as the next Radiohead (and Verve and Mogwai), but this Sussex quintet fails to… 2004-10-05 Hope of the States
Music Review

The Lost Riots (2004)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Oct 05, 2004; Lead Performance: Hope of the States

Hope of the States have been hailed by the British press as the next Radiohead (and Verve and Mogwai), but this Sussex quintet fails to live up to the hype. The spacey strings and distorted crescendos of their melodramatic dirges may recall the above, but the effect on The Lost Riots is more contrived than climactic. And singer Sam Herlihy aims to ape Richard Ashcroft but comes off like a drunken Liam Gallagher. Hope? Hopeless.

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Originally posted Oct 29, 2004 Published in issue #790 Oct 29, 2004 Order article reprints