Thursday
No Devolución


5.0
classic

Review

by someguest USER (23 Reviews)
November 15th, 2011 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The final product is the result of caring too much.

When you reach that point in your life, the final moment where you inhale your last breath and remember everything you’ve been through, you want to be remembered as that person. You helped friends; you took the time to do well enough throughout your years of school; you found the person you loved (and possibly lost). The daily routine was often monotonous. It was difficult going to work a lot of those mornings, but your kids needed you to go – and your assured return every evening made it clear everything was still okay. There were times where you thought it was all going to fall apart. And hell, there were moments you were selfish. Sometimes you have to be.

Thursday could call it quits right now and make the same of their decade plus long career. They’ve always been a band with a strong influence around their neck of the woods, and every release could be labeled as solid. However, it’s on No Devolucion where the band realizes they’re much more than that band you grew up with in secondary school. They throw everything they’ve picked up over the years together to create an album that strives for a monumental feel. The production is heavily distorted, which gives off a distinct eighties alternative sound with a moderate influence from shoegaze. Other elements put all the finishing touches on the band’s somewhat familiar base sound. The electronics and keyboards add atmosphere to the always changing guitar, and the chainsaw bass combined with the dedicated drumming create a sharp contrast to the higher pitched vocals. It gives off the impression that the world is all of the harsh and changing instrumental output as the soothing vocals display the human stuck in the middle of it all. The individual holds on to their identity no matter how chaotic it gets out there. However, it doesn’t mean the person isn’t hurt; reflective lyrics which question motives and choices display this clearly.

It’s not difficult to understand how Thursday has hit their peak with this record. The dedication from the group is impressive (releasing six albums in twelve years) and their maturation has continued with time. They’ve also put in the work with constant touring to make sure people have given their music a chance. It’s fair to assume that being in a band has many parallels with the rest of life, and there were probably days where they wanted to throw the towel in at any given moment. Listeners will be glad they didn’t.



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someguest
November 16th 2011


20573 Comments


I had no intention of writing this review. I started playing the album and had the incredible urge to write something down.

It happens.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011


18492 Comments


probably sux

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011


50396 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Will check out later
I don't like their other albums though

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someguest
November 16th 2011


20573 Comments


Nothing else they've released sounds like this album.

Ire
November 16th 2011


41780 Comments


this either rules or sucks really hard

someguest
November 16th 2011


20573 Comments


If that's how you feel.

someguest
November 16th 2011


20573 Comments


Thanks. I appreciate it.

MO
November 16th 2011


18693 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Albums pretty cool.

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
November 16th 2011


1477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Pure awesomeness. Near classic.

ohfoxxxycole
November 16th 2011


4353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

faster faster faster faster FASTER FASTER FASTERRRR

Scoot
November 16th 2011


17754 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album rooolz edit: what a shitty 7,000th comment

SharkEthic
November 16th 2011


583 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

let's not get carried away here

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IrishJay91
November 16th 2011


688 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

oh we're getting carried away here

love this shit

Metamorphosis
November 16th 2011


420 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is definitely their greatest album to date. One of the best this year.

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011


31174 Comments


I got carried away but i found my way back

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011


23828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great review. I don't like any other Thursday albums at all but this one fucking rules.

stay truuuuuuuuuue

Photon
November 16th 2011


1292 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

pretty good

Knott-
Emeritus
November 16th 2011


10195 Comments


Nothing else they've released sounds like this album.


this.

record rules.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011


21966 Comments


did this really only get written in two weeks? (the album)

YetAnotherBrick
November 16th 2011


4449 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"You helped friends; you took the time to do well enough throughout your years of school; you found the person you loved (and possibly lost)."

Semicolons shold be commas. Other than that, great review. Fucking love this album. What I think is remarkable about it is how professional it is, without ever sounding cold or phoned in.



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