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Ecnalzen
October 21st 2012


7156 Comments


I know, I am not saying it doesn't deserve it. I just get a little sick of hearing about it. People just call back to it so often. It's like I said earlier, it's almost as if people can't enjoy any of Anberlin's albums after Cities because they can't stop gushing over it.

skoopy48
October 21st 2012


1878 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I know, its like anberlin were doomed after Cities. And honestly, i like this more

LuigiPichardo
October 21st 2012


65 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There are only 4 songs on Cities that are above average in my opinion (Hello Alone, Alexithymia, Dismantle, Fin). I find the rest extremely mediocre. How that album gets so much praise is beyond me.

LuigiPichardo
October 21st 2012


65 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think light that never goes out holds that title

Ecnalzen
October 21st 2012


7156 Comments


^I'm pretty sure that's off of Lost Songs, not Cities.

LuigiPichardo
October 21st 2012


65 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I believe it's on the deluxe version. But it turns out it's is originally done by The Smiths...woops

KjSwantko
October 21st 2012


10212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Uncanny should've been on actual Cities. SOng is catchy as fuc

Ecnalzen
October 21st 2012


7156 Comments


I didn't know there was a deluxe edition of Cities or that the song was a cover. Go me.

KjSwantko
October 21st 2012


10212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Yeah regular doesn't have Uncanny, There's a Light that Never Goes Out, and The Promise

toxin.
October 21st 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Anberlin's cover of There's a Light is awful, which is too bad since I love the song and the band.



"Hello Alone, Alexithymia, Dismantle, Fin"



What? Is there any reason you picked these songs over the rest? Hello Alone is probably the worst song on the album, and Alexithymia is one of the weaker songs (though I quite enjoy it, as someone with self-diagnosed alexithymia)





Ecnalzen
October 21st 2012


7156 Comments


If we are picking a top 4:
Godspeed, Unwinding Cable Car, No Mathematics to Love and Loss and Reclusion

With Fin following closely behind. I don't know why, but I love Reclusion. There's just something about it.



KjSwantko
October 21st 2012


10212 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Cable Car, Godspeed, Adelaide, Fin, Alexithymia top 5 for me

toxin.
October 21st 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

-Fin, Unwinding Cable Car, A Whisper and a Clamor, Inevitable? Godspeed? Dismantle.Repair? Way too hard to do this

Ecnalzen
October 21st 2012


7156 Comments


Adelaide and Dismantle are also great tracks. I think Whisper and Clamor is my least favorite though. The chorus bothers me for some reason.

skoopy48
October 21st 2012


1878 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whisper, fin, dismantle, reclusion, cable car

toxin.
October 21st 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, I don't know if A Whisper is necessarily a popular choice for a top song on Cities... it's a recent (as in the last year or so) development for me. I love the chorus though; I think it's one of their best in terms of energy/melody. It'd be a tossup between Godspeed and it for my favorite rocker on Cities, but Whisper has such a gorgeous bridge that gives it the nod over Godspeed. Their acoustic moments on Cities as a collective whole were absolutely fantastic... that bridge, Inevitable, Unwinding Cable Car, Dismantle.Repair's acoustic section, (*fin)'s acoustic section. All of them are great.

FromDaHood
October 21st 2012


9107 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Godspeed, Adelaide, Dismantle.Repair., Reclusion; no order

LuigiPichardo
October 21st 2012


65 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah removing those last 3 songs making the album much stronger.

I can see Hello Alone turning some people off because of the lame lyrics, but I love the punchy instrumentals in that song. The guitar bends at the beginning along with some tasteful syncopated drumming keeps me interested. The chorus in Dismantle Repair is my favorite out of their discography (tambourine + background synth = gold) I enjoy Alexithymia because of the textures created by the percussion and acoustic guitar even if the chorus melody is generic. And Fin is obviously epic.

As for the rest of the album, I can't stand a lot of the vocal parts. Adelaide comes off as super cheesy along with Whisper (CLAP UR HANDS!)

The synth heavy songs annoy me(there is no mathematics, reclusion) and most of the ballads come across as meh.



LuigiPichardo
October 21st 2012


65 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I really have to learn to refresh this page

toxin.
October 21st 2012


12898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cool, thanks for the response. In all honesty, if you don't really like the vocal parts or the ballads, then it shows the strength of Cities that you still manage to find stuff to enjoy there, because I wouldn't call it your type of album.



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