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cinaedus
October 14th 2012



26297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is a much more mature album than cities although cities has some incredible songs

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KjSwantko
October 14th 2012



9048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I couldn't disagree more with the first half of that statement.

sixdegrees
October 14th 2012



16686 Comments


I wasn't a fan of Someone Anyone and Innocent. Cities was more consistent and overall better.

cinaedus
October 14th 2012



26297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

disagreed

cinaedus
October 14th 2012



26297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cities has amazing highlights but this is much more consistent. not a huge fan of innocent but most everything else is top notch.

sixdegrees
October 14th 2012



16686 Comments


well, to each his own. I couldn't find any weak songs on Cities tho

KjSwantko
October 14th 2012



9048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Putting it as simple as possible, I could hear myself still listening to Cities 10 years down the road; this is a great album but it just doesn't have that "it" factor to it, IMO.

Honestly though as long as you're supporting a great band like Anberlin, that's all that matters lol.

toxin.
October 14th 2012



11998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I wasn't a fan of Someone Anyone and Innocent. Cities was more consistent and overall better.

I agree on the first half, but I'd take Someone Anyone and Innocent over Hello Alone and Adelaide easily. I still think Cities is better, because the highlights are better, but I think this album is more consistent.

sixdegrees
October 14th 2012



16686 Comments


hmm, I liked Hello Alone and Adelaide (though they were probably the weakest songs on the album).

agreed about the highlights, there is no (*Fin) or Reclusion on here.

toxin.
October 14th 2012



11998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I know people liked Adelaide, but I'm surprised to see you like Hello Alone better than Someone Anyone or Innocent. Hello Alone is just... basically the single worst chorus in Anberlin's career.

Also Innocent has potential to grow (the other three songs are pretty immediate, I'd say)

sixdegrees
October 14th 2012



16686 Comments


I actually liked the chorus to Hello Alone. That song is one of their more underrated, imo. I think this album will grow on me though.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2012



9033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This wasn't great.
Edit: Toxin how the hell do you not like Adelaide? I thought everyone liked that song and you're a fanboy.

cinaedus
October 14th 2012



26297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

adelaide rules, hello alone is just okay.
the last half of this album is some of the best stuff they've ever done. type 3 in particular

toxin.
October 14th 2012



11998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Edit: Toxin how the hell do you not like Adelaide? I thought everyone liked that song and you're a fanboy."

I don't know, I just don't. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike it, but it drags down Cities for me (as does Hello Alone). It's such a fan favorite, too.

Also, it's a shame you didn't find this great, but my opinion on this is starting to fall a bit. I really liked how varied and deep the songs were on first listen, but it's losing that new album sheen and I'm finding more faults with the songs. There are few songs that I think are flawlessly constructed in the way that a lot of Cities songs were. In particular some of the choral melodies weren't quite up to snuff, but my opinion on these things will change as I get more familiar with the songs.

Type 3 might contest for my favorite Anberlin ballad though (which says a lot), and Modern Age is easily one of their best songs ever, as well.

Dreakon
October 14th 2012



349 Comments


and Modern Age is easily one of their best songs ever

Yes, yes, yes! I've had that song on constant repeat the last few days. So good!

Waior
October 14th 2012



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Way more consistent than Cities. Cities is really a highlight album, it's true.

MichaelSnoxall
October 14th 2012



12163 Comments


I love both albums, but I don't think this tops Cities. Though I got Cities the day it came out and over time it has had a lot of time to resonate a lot more graciously with me than this has. Lots of memories and years attached to Cities.

ThunderNeutral21
October 14th 2012



3864 Comments


cities sucked wont be getting this

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2012



9033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

See, I think the second half of this is a lot better than the first. I don't find it particularly consistent. I also really like Someone Anyone though.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2012



19395 Comments


cities sucked? lol that's hilarious.

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