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Disappointing albums in 2008 by bands that I (used to) listen to pretty heavily. No particular order.
The Alchemy Index Vols. III and IV...
While Fire/Water were quite possibly the coolest things Thrice have done, Air and Earth were huge letdowns for me. Air is the most predictable and therefore boring album I have heard in a while. Earth, like Water, is respectable in its genre exploration, however unlike the former, it fails, leaving an equally as boring companion piece to Air.
|2||These Arms Are Snakes|
Tail Swallower And Dove
Easter saw TAAS taking the catchy/heavy formula they had perfected on Oxeneers and adding an element of technicality. Tail Swallower & Dove erases any forward strides by successfully managing to cop multiple riffs from Easter yet make the songs as a whole boring and uninspired.
|3||Daitro / Sed Non Satiata|
While I thought Le Ciel De Notre Enfance was one of the most exciting emo albums of the decade, I found SNS' split with fellow French emo superstars Daitro boring on both bands' accounts.
This Good Night Is Still Everywhere
Kensrue doing Christmas music simply does not work.
Bluntly put, one of the worst albums I have heard in a long time. Particularly by a band that I considered to be one of the most formidable acts of their genre.
There are a couple good tracks ("Breathe," "N.I.G.G.E.R.," "Hero") but overall, I thought it was weak compared to Hip Hop Is Dead. I will admit it has grown on me and perhaps it still will but come on, "Fried Chicken" is way lame and "Sly Fox" is terrible.
Water Curses EP
I debated putting this on the list for a while. I think it's an awesome EP but I was expecting something a little more Strawberry Jam-esque. But considering the monumental pedestal on which Strawberry Jam rests for me, anything was bound to be a disappointment.
|Wow, I totally agree with you on 1. I'm pretty sure we're in the minority though.|
|completely agree with 1...i agree with 5 too, but i never thought they were any good...how is 7 different from strawberry jam? SJ is all iv heard from them and it's great|
|i could kill you for 1 through 4|
|3 is WRONG|
|lacking rise against and actual legitimate choices|
|you're wrong for 6.|
|wow, I really thought I was the only one who thought the Thrice album was a huge disappointment, cool to see people who agree. I've yet to find someone who's with me on the SNS/Daitro thing though, but I don't know, it just didn't move me like Le Ciel... did. But I mean, Le Ciel is one of my favorite emo albums ever so maybe I'm holding it to an unfair standard. Willfellmarsy, you would probably still dig Water Curses but considering they said a few of the tracks were essentially SJ outtakes, I expected something a bit more like that album. Just didn't feel the same to me.|
|I love 1, but I can see where you're coming from.|
Thanks for reminding me I need to listen to the TAAS songs I currently have.
|I love 1...and I don't see how the Earth side 'fails'. I can see how the Air disk could be deemed boring, but that would suggest you don't like Vheissu.|
|Sly Fox is awesome!|
|Tail Swallower was pretty awesome, Fear Before was cool too.|
|Captain North, I love Vheissu. Air seemed like they were taking all the cool rhythmic and melodic variations that they perfected on Vheissu and just using them again. But the song writing was just way shittier.|
|i dont like either of the AI, and it made me lose interest in thrice. i enjoy 4 although it is a step back for the band.|
|i meen 5*|
|I really enjoyed 1, though it's not as great as the first two volumes|
however, 7 is an amazing EP!
|1 and 3 are super major fails|
|6 is a huge disappointment.|
|yeah foreverendeared, he's no CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE|
you fucking homo