HomeMusicReview: Hoobastank Hoobastank “The Reason” (Island) Do you own a copy of Hoobastank’s debut record? Do you like Hoobastank? If you answered yes to either of the following then you’ll probably want to purchase “The Reason”. This album is almost fucking identical to the band’s debut. The only difference between this record and their last is they threw in some strings and acoustic guitars on a couple tracks. This band does a pretty good job imitating Incubus, but why not just buy an Incubus album? It’s amazing how a band can essentially recycle their first record and get away with it.