Hanson's "The Walk"
3.5 Flames

I told myself I wouldn't make a single "Mmm Bop" reference in this review but honestly, what else is there to think when you say Hanson? The one-time cute-faced, long-haired boy band is now grown up and showing a lot of maturity with their latest album "The Walk." Unlike their previous albums, "The Walk" has a deep, near gospel sound that has its roots deep in American rock. The title track "The Great Divide" was produced while Hanson stayed in Africa and includes vocals sung by a local orphanage. The album on a whole sounds nothing like the Hanson we all recall, but it is definitely a change for the better. If you are ever in the mood for a good cry or a strong motivational song, you should definitely pick up this album. Eli Ortiz