Hallelujah! I'm a Bum (album)

Hallelujah! I'm a Bum
Cover artwork of Local H's 2012 album "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum".jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2012
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerSanford Parker
Local H chronology
Local H's Awesome Mix Tape #1
Hallelujah! I'm a Bum
Hey, Killer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Bracket and Bracket96/100[2]

Hallelujah! I'm a Bum is the seventh studio album by Chicago-based rock band Local H. Interviews with the band have revealed that it is a concept album based on politics in the United States. Although the album was completed in spring of 2012, the band chose to release it in September as to be closer to the 2012 presidential election. The album makes frequent use of the sounds of the El Train in Chicago to transition songs.[3][4]

The album's title is inspired by the Al Jolson film of the same name.

The song "Look Who's Walking on Four Legs Again" is performed by Scott Lucas's second band Scott Lucas and the Married Men.

Track listing[]

2."Cold Manor"4:05
3."Night Flight to Paris"3:57
4."They Saved Reagan's Brain"4:46
5."Blue Line"4:55
6."Another February"4:30
7."Say the Word"5:20
8."Cold and Mannered"1:39
9."Trash Fire Bummers"1:14
10."Feed a Fever"3:09
11."Here Come Ol' Laptop"3:20
12."Look Who's Walking on Four Legs Again"3:47
13."Ruling Kind"3:41
14."Limit Your Change"2:06
15."Paddy Considine"4:26
16."Sad History"5:09
17."Waves Again"6:12



Chart (2012) Peak
US Top Current Albums (Billboard)[5] 187
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[6] 8
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[7] 46


  1. ^ "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum - Local H | Songs, Reviews, Crs | AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2013-03-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Local H has plenty to say on upcoming disc - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  4. ^ "Local H announces double album, debuts new track". loudlooppress.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  5. ^ "Top Current Albums". Billboard.biz. October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Local H Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Local H Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2018.