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an unfairly maligned band?
this would be about the Asobi Seksu song.
I have never heard a Thursday song.
I probably shouldn't have replied to this.
i was a fan about 5 years ago, and i do still enjoy full collapse when i slap it on, they were totally different from other bands in their genre. and although i dont listen to too much stuff in that genre anymore, i imagine they are still totally different....although that album they brought out after full collapse was pretty poor if i remember right
I loved Full Collapse, I played that album way too many times back when it was released, but, I can still listen to it today.
I loved War All the Time too, actually it's probably a better album all things considered.
The 4th album just sounds a mess, so I didn't buy it.
They can be quite good live, but, I reckon their moment has definitely passed.
A City By The Light Divided was fantastic. Dave Fridmann was the right choice to produce.
still one of my favourite albums, even though I don't listen to as it much any more, they totally outshone most of the bands around that time who sounded anything like, the later albums aren't that bad but can't live upto f/c for me. great live too.
is an underrated album, probably because the singles from it were lame. 'Running from the Rain' is brilliant...seeing them at the 100 Club last year was unforgettable.
and listened to Full Collapse all the time for a year or something. Their gig in the punk tent at Reading 2003 remains one of the best things I've ever seen, was really astounding.
But 'War All The Time' was a bit samey, suddenly every band sounded a bit like them and they suddenly didn't appeal as much. 'A City...' was better, but it definitely feels like their time has passed a bit despite them still being amazing live.
Still, unfairly maligned and in many ways, really really unlucky.
Additionally Victory Records fucked them over in a big way.
By the looks of things it's business as usual at Victory..........
to release a retrospective...the guys must be so close to being broke right now, if their next album doesn't result in any hits that'll probably be the end of them.
...or are Victory just trying to cash in with a hurriedly cobbled together Thursday: The Victory Years style release?
But yeah, Victory are doing the same with Taking Back Sunday, whose career has been like Thursday's only less so in every respect.
their first album was quite good although it was a bit of a pastiche of bands who had done the same thing rather better some years earlier.
Victory Records seem to be near universally hated though.
I never liked them in my teens due to all of the horrendous metalcore they used to release, since then they have tried (with some considerable success) to reinvent themselves as a faux-'emo' label.
Why bands continue to sign with them I just don't know!
it was really, really good. Their music hasn't dated very well but it's still good.
The contrast between that performance and the lukewarm set they put in on the mainstage the following year was pretty apparent.
That said, it must be a hundred times harder to impress on the mainstage......just about all of the great Reading sets I've seen have been in one of the tents.
is the most derisive and incestuous I've ever seen
waiting and full collapse. i shall put them on later
Full Collapse = great
War All The Time = patchy, but with 3 or 4 awesome songs
A City By The Light Divided = in my opinion just as great as Full Collapse. They've matured very well in the end, and the production on that album is just perfect.
That the 4 awesome songs are For the Workforce, Drowning, Between Rupture and Rapture, Signals Over the Air and the title track?
Division St is ok too, and Falling Bomb is good live.
Asleep In The Chapel, Tomorrow I'll Be You and Steps Ascending were the best!
perhaps incredibly unlucky
is still one of the most underrated albums I own. Took me so long to get into it after War All The Time but now I think it's a fantastic record. Real shame I've never seen them live, came very close last year but then got kicked out before they started for underage drinking. Learned my lesson there.
I tended to feel like it was a bit of a 'guilty pleasure' after War All the Time, which was really properly shit.
I have a problem with this. I liked it when Rickley really couldn't sing for shit.
Full Collapse is a landmark album for me and a lot of people in my generation it seems, but they got lumped in with the floppy fringe movement which was a pity.
One of the best bands I've seen live. So passionate. Their gig in Manchester with Aereogramme, Onelinedrawing and Million Dead was special, as was the more intimate date at the Academy 2 last year.
i get the impression i have got it all backwards with Thursday!
I have only got 'War All The Time', and I really liked when I got it, in my short 'emo' phase about 3 years ago. I then hesitated about buying Full Collapse for some reason, and then by the time A City by the light divided came out i was 'over' my emo phase and so just kind of ignored it.
But i re-listened to war all the time recently and still quite liked it, so if i like that then maybe i'll like the others even more!
Which one shall i get first? Full Collapse?
you could start from the beginning, with Waiting, as I think is usually the best way if you haven't heard anything. But you have, and Full Collapse is the best, so maybe that.
War All the Time feels very guarded and all the rough edges are shaved off. Full Collapse is just so energetic. His singing is awful, which makes it better.
there I said it
seriously HOW? I mean its almost objectively their worst album!
...but, I don't see why people seem to dislike War All the Time.
Okay, it's less urgent and they don't really push the envelope on it, but, it works well as a complete album.
It's harder to cherry pick tracks from it as you can with Full Collapse though.
admittedly I like 'For the Workforce, Drowning', but the production is far too shiny and that certainly doesn't help.
It just feels so...dead and passionless.
did you get the feeling that the albumwas a little too influenced by the events of 9/11 too?
It all seems a little melancholy with general themes of peace/tragedy taken a little OTT.
there is a real atmosphere of doom and dramatic imagery that maybe I just havent noticed on full collapse
which works best when you can devote the time to just sit and listen to it in its entirety.
Try the following:
'Understanding in a Car Crash' from Full Collapse and 'The Other Side of the Crash / Over and Out (Of Control)' from ACBTLD. They're both (pretty much) the opening tracks on the albums, and definite standouts.
To be honest I never fully got why people liked Full Collapse...a few songs are really good, but in general it just doesn't impress, stuff like Concealer, Wind-Up, Autobiography of a Nation, I am the Killer, Paris in Flames sound a bit rubbish.
is possibly my favourite Thursday song
is a great song; one of the best opening live songs I've ever seen.
The version on the Five Stories Falling EP is totally boss: beats the pants off the studio track. So there is a point to that EP other than Jet Black New Year...
when did they open with Autobiography?
was properly amazing, the entire tent seemed to go crazy. Check this video out of Autobiography at CBGB, looks awesome:
You know they recorded a track with Converge and the Blood Brothers?
what happened to that?!
It's property of Island, and they got dumped by them
I saw them in Leeds was it... Infact I think it was 2002. Absolutley stunning.
But then I saw the Get Up Kids and they >>> Thursday for that afternoon.
and your dress it is, a colour on the edge of fire.
That's a good lyric.
Just no! Concealer, Paris In Flames and Autopbiography are all gold. A Hole In The World is underrated too. 'LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE!'
But that crash theme is one of the reasons why I found ACBTLD a bit lacking lyrically, it had none of Geoff's vivid imagery and just rehashed old topics.
unintentionally hilarious. Especially Paris in Flames.
Here in this collapsed lung of a borough
There is no sunlight
The sunlight is manufactured in a windowless room
Distant and incoherent
Businessmen hang themselves
The lower cast side is a jukebox playing the deadman's crescendo
The needle is a vector
An intersection that well all must cross
A dimly lit hallway where shadows of moths decorate the walls
Discard this message
Burn this city down
Discard this message
Throw this bottle back in the ocean
Rip this page from the history books
Smash all the street signs
Erase all the maps
Forget my name
Forget my face
Because it's going to rain
And it never ends
stupid internet lyric sites.
that last stanza is hilarious etc
the song "ian curtis" is comedy gold.
actually i really like thursday. they got a bit of a bad rep being thrown in with all the other post-hardcore-emo-screamo-whatever bands.
makes me hate it even more