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jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

^This haha

cinaedus
November 10th 2013



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Album Rating: 4.0

but i like u2

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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eh u2 is alright but i never gave them a fair chance so idk

toxin.
November 10th 2013



11807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I thought NS was really atmospheric (well the verses anyways). I mean Miserabile Visu, Retrace,
Younglife, even Haight St. do such a great job setting up distinctive moods.

DitW has traces of it, like Depraved. But yeah Sowing I'm with you, it was my 2nd fav for a while
(granted before Vital) and I guess I still like it better than NS and Blueprints but I don't find
myself coming back to it. I'm not a huge fan of You Belong Here or To The Wolves either (though I
like that part right before the chorus: "thought it was you and me against the world, but you left me
to the wolves").

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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yeah that is a very good line.

my ranking is pretty different from most peoples

1.NTFP
2.Vital
3.Cities
4.Dark is the Way
5.BPFTBM
6.NS

cinaedus
November 10th 2013



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

retrace is so cheesy but so good

also breaking is amazing

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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eh breaking not so much imo but i used to like retrace but i hate it with a passion now because it reminds me of my whore ex

toxin.
November 10th 2013



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Album Rating: 4.5

Retrace is amazing yeah, god I love that verse so much. Breaking is such a fun song too. Most of NS undoes the Cities' maturity but then some of the tracks are so much fun

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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yeah i see what you mean. NTFP is such a great album

Ecnalzen
November 10th 2013



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Album Rating: 4.0

"I remember loving that whole album so much and then it just died all of a sudden"

I had the exact same thing happen with the Dark/Light album. Now, when I look back on it, I really like a lot of the songs on it, but almost all them do things that bother me at the same time. Impossible is great all the way through, though. I still love Closer even with its repetitive chorus. Those verses though...

I know everyone gushes over fin, but Visu is my favorite closer of theirs.

joshieboy12345
November 10th 2013



5256 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dark/Light is by no means bad, but it's got nothing on this.

Digging: For The Fallen Dreams - Heavy Hearts

Green Baron
November 10th 2013



11045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dark/Light is 2nd worst for me

Digging: Chevelle - La Gargola

ProjectFreak
November 10th 2013



1155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dark/Light is their worst album

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013



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see now that's where you are wrong

toxin.
November 10th 2013



11807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Blueprints is their worst, but yeah DitW is closer to NS/Blueprints than to NTFP/Cities/Vital

Ecnalzen
November 11th 2013



5856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Blueprints is probably the lowest for me too, but it does have Readyfuels, Glass to the Arson, and their cover of Love Song, all which I thoroughly enjoy. It's still a great debut, though.

Fuckin' Foreign Language though... all sorts of not good happening on that song.

toxin.
November 11th 2013



11807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah really, no idea what was going on in their heads when they wrote that. It's not like the rest of the album is so bad so it doesn't even register.

ProjectFreak
November 11th 2013



1155 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Blueprints also has Naïve Orleans which, while profoundly cheesy, is still one of my favorite Anberlin songs

and i still just can't get into basically any part of DitW. The lyrics are super boring by Anberlin standards (Art of War is the most prominent example), everything is SO repetitive (Depraved could have been fantastic if it had more than three lines and two musical ideas), and there's basically no hooks or passion or anything musically compelling. So, basically every aspect of Anberlin's sound fails on that album

joshieboy12345
November 11th 2013



5256 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

But then they came out with this and blew everyone's mind.

toxin.
November 11th 2013



11807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah that's what I'm saying, Blueprints really isn't all that bad. It's just Foreign Language.

And I dunno, the lyrics definitely took a hit for some reason, but other parts of the album are great. Art of War is a good example, actually, because in spite of the lyrics, the actual music is absolutely amazing. That intro is sublime.



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