Thursday
No Devolucion


4.0
excellent


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thursday, ever the movers and shakers that they are, push forward with their best work in a decade.

Ever since Full Collapse Thursday have tried to make their sound thicker and thicker. The results, so far, have been varied but mostly positive. From the not-quite-Full Collapse of War All the Time to the cacophonous departures of A City By the Light Divided to the subtle return to form of Common Existence the band has tried experimenting with every aspect of the ever-broadening spectrum of post-hardcore. With No Devolucion they’ve finally found that sweet spot. And how sweet it is.

For one thing the production is killer, easily the best of their discography. Thursday’s ever enigmatic vocalist Geoff Rickly’s haunting vocal melodies are done as if spoken to some far off, long lost lover rather than shouted at some kid down the street. A near-perfect example of this is the slow, spindly “Empty Glass,“ which tells a story of lost wedding wings and broken down love.

Intertwined with what is easily his best recorded performance is the fantastic instrumental work. No Devolucion makes use of a wide palette of sounds and samples keeping the album from falling into the somewhat repetitive nature of their last several releases. The end result is Thursday’s most mature-sounding, taut work yet. They haven’t forgotten how to rock though- offerings like “Open Quotes” throw a veritable wall of sound at the listener, a screamed intro fashioned alongside a huge guitar riff, reminding us that Thursday still remember their “hardcore” roots during months and months of New Brunswick basement shows.

What Thursday have managed to do with No Devolucion is simply perfect the sound they’ve been striving for in a post-Full Collapse world. It’s a fantastic, sweeping album full of all the power and emotion you’ve come to expect from the band only with so much more in tow. It would be hard to imagine a single hardcore fan of the band being disappointed with this latest offering as there is so much to love. Thursday truly have struck gold, and they did it as they’ve always done- without retread. And that in and of itself is something to be celebrated.



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Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

art incooooooooooooming





i hope

Digging: Sheer Mag - Sheer Mag II

Spare
April 5th 2011


5557 Comments


oh shit goddamn

ConsiderPhlebas
April 5th 2011


6157 Comments


Looking forward to hearing this

Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's so good

Spare
April 5th 2011


5557 Comments


how do you pronounce devolución

North0House2
April 5th 2011


5908 Comments


I'll stream this after school today.

999th comment.

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wabbit
April 5th 2011


7056 Comments


Where do I start with these guys?

Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

de-vol-loo-shun





and start at waiting rabbit. you won't appreciate their early stuff unless you listen to it first. it's very stripped-down and raw compared to how they sound now

Spare
April 5th 2011


5557 Comments


what's the point of the accent then

is it spanish or something

ConsiderPhlebas
April 5th 2011


6157 Comments


De- vo- lu- shi - on

StrizzMatik
April 5th 2011


3280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

With the fucking quickness



This is so goddamn good

Digging: Faith No More - Sol Invictus

TheSpirit
April 5th 2011


18072 Comments


I've never listened to these guys before, so this would be a good starting place?

Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no start at waiting then listen to whatever you want

StrizzMatik
April 5th 2011


3280 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Listen chronologically and don't forget "Jet Black New Year" as that's a classic song of theirs. This is similar in ways to ACBTLD but much, much better, and not very much like Full Collapse/WATT which is kind of their "classic" sound

IAmInsect
April 5th 2011


3798 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good review. i like this a lot, it reminds me of mew in some places (not the vocals though)

TheSpirit
April 5th 2011


18072 Comments


okie, danke good fellows.

Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

goodfellas

TheSpirit
April 5th 2011


18072 Comments


ah yes and great review as well, pos

Cesar
April 5th 2011


2732 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

At first listen I'll say I'm a little disappointed. Is very good, but Common Existence was better. That said, this feels like the most "Full Collapse-like" album they have released since Full Collapse. I'll listen to it a few more times, give it a chance to grow.

Hep Kat
April 5th 2011


17048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wut no wai



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