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Ecnalzen
November 10th 2013


6775 Comments

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


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

Green Baron
November 10th 2013


20216 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dark/Light is 2nd worst for me

ProjectFreak
November 10th 2013


1436 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dark/Light is their worst album

jmnewcomer18
November 10th 2013


3408 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

see now that's where you are wrong

toxin.
November 10th 2013


12768 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


6775 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


12768 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


1436 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


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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

toxin.
November 11th 2013


12768 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.

skoopy48
November 11th 2013


1561 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think it was a good experiment with u2-ish sound but I really only enjoy Pray Tell, WOITO, Down, and I enjoy Impossible and You Belong Here sometimes. I think one reason I disliked it so much initially was because they said it would be heavier and it really wasn't by any means.

Ecnalzen
November 12th 2013


6775 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I pretty much dont listen to what a band says their next album will be like, lol. Usually they are full of it.

toxin.
November 12th 2013


12768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

To be fair, I think Anberlin said this was their heaviest album yet and it was.

But yeah in general I judge an album on its own merits and not on what the band hyped it up to be.

joshieboy12345
November 12th 2013


5371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I remember hearing that. Glad they weren't lying.

Ecnalzen
November 12th 2013


6775 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

True.

Storm In A Teacup
November 12th 2013


13191 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Are we sure that NTFP isn't their heaviest album? I'm not lol

jmnewcomer18
November 12th 2013


3408 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

It is

Storm In A Teacup
November 12th 2013


13191 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Okay yeah lol

toxin.
November 12th 2013


12768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

eh it's arguable



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