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top 10 saosin

Honorable mentions include: Translating the Name, 3rd Measurement in C, Mookie's Last Christmas, It's So Simple, Voices, Finding Home, Come Close, You're Not Alone, On My Own, What Were We Made For, Promises, Racing Toward a Red Light, Second Guesses, Illusion & Control, Control and The Urge to Pray, Drinking from the Fountain, idk I pretty much love everything of theirs, including the shit I'm not supposed to like.
Translating the Name

Lost Symphonies: The band wastes no fucking time bursting open the door with it’s vigorous and pummeling kick drum juxtaposed against one of the band’s most metallic riffs paving the way for an Anthony scream to lead into the verses. This intensity doesn’t emerge again until the song’s frantic climax towards the end, but in between we get an outstanding melody courtesy of Green backed up by stellar use of harmonics. This helps pad out the runtime before the band kicks into the fucking barnburner that is the final act of this song, with Green’s screams and singing fighting for prominence over some of the band’s riff work and craziest drumming, before it gradually winds down and perfectly sets the stage for the mammoth of a closer that follows it.
In Search Of Solid Ground

Fireflies (Light Messengers): I get why In Search of Solid Ground is viewed as such a downgrade. The songs are definitely less interesting and energetic than they were on the previous releases, and the very polished and kind of all over the place production job does not help, but god damn does it have some potent high points and you can look no further than the closing two songs on the album (more on "Nothing Is What It Seems" later). "Fireflies", the album's proper closer is a morose and immersive experience that stunningly caps off the Cove era. The much more restrained vocal performance compliments the song's morose atmosphere and beautifully pairs with the somber keys and delicate Explosions in the Sky-esque ascending guitar lines until the band opens up and climatically and thunderously backs up the ascending guitar lines in the song that breathtakingly closes out the album.
Along the Shadow

Along the Shadow of Man: It’s kind of baffling the best song to come from the sessions that yielded the band’s comeback album ended up being only available on the deluxe edition, because “Along the Shadow of Man” is a remarkable track that stands not only as one of the band’s best but one of Anthony Green’s best in general. The song has a bleaker tone to it that’s a lot tenser thanks to Green’s shrieks during the verses. This all comes together in the jaw dropping chorus that’s home to a throat searing vocal performance that stands as one of his best ever. It’s an easy late career highlight of Green’s and stands as the best track this era of the band has brought us so far.
Translating the Name

Seven Years: One of the band’s staple songs and for good reason, “Seven Years” tremendously opens up the band’s debut EP with an addictive vocal line supported by a restrained instrumental before the song fully kicks in and the energy goes up to 11. Anthony’s switches between his screaming and singing shine against the quick, harmonic laced guitar lines that fill the music texture and make it significantly more vibrant. This all builds to an impressive finale, as the two opposing vocal lines stunningly play off of each other soaring over a gigantic payoff.
Translating the Name

They Perched On Their Stilts, Pointing And Daring Me To Break Custom: The highest track off of their exceptional debut EP Translating the Name, “They Perched Their Stilts” is a perfect closing number that’s slowed down change in pacing helps make the song feel more massive and impactful. The drumming is exceptional and helps drive each section of the song as it ebbs and flows between low-key cleaner moments, the screaming driven moments, and the enormous vocal layering that fades the song out. Anthony’s performance is spectacular as well, perfectly complimenting each direction the band goes in and soaring gloriously during the tracks epic finale. The guitar playing is also outstanding, and the harmonized riff towards the end emerges perfectly as the drums gradually build momentum into the payoff. It’s a colossal track and an early moment of brilliance in Anthony Green’s prolific career and showed that he’s been a captivating and dynamic frontman since the very beginning.

It’s Far Better To Learn: A perfect album opener to a near perfect album, complete with a phenomenal chorus, intricate drumming, colorful guitar work and soaring vocals. The ascending guitar line alongside the thunderous drumming to support one of Cove’s best vocal melodies as they build up to a gigantic chorus that he belts out in one of his most memorable vocal performances ever. The bridge is also outstanding, with intricate ascending leads filling in the space during a massive melodic passage before getting faster with some genuine metal riffage before smashing into the chorus one last time. It’s a stunning opener and emblematic of everything that made Saosin so compelling at the time.
In Search Of Solid Ground

Nothing Is What It Seems: As mentioned before this and “Fireflies” end the album on two triumphant and gigantic slow burners that end the album on an incredibly note, and this song especially shines thanks to Cove’s powerful delivery in a gigantic chorus that stands easily alongside their best. It’s also worth noting the band’s gradual tweaking of the instrumentation that leads to the powerful end, where we hear some of the most proficient and powerful playing of Alex’s on the entire album, helping really push the emotive and explosive ending of the song and push it to be as good as it is. And while some of the songs below it are more instrumentally complex than this generally more conventional song, there’s something about how hard they sell the song that pushes it into something truly magical.
Translating the Name

I Can Tell: The best song Anthony’s ever done with the band, and one that could possibly get even higher up on the list once the band releases the re-recording the band’s been working on, “I Can Tell” is home to one of the best Anthony Green choruses ever, which basically consists of only C5s and D5s delivered with an intensity and a vigor that stands as one of the best vocal moments in the band’s catalogue. It’s one of the best demos from any band, and as live versions such as that on the Come Close DVD indicate the song has evolved even more and is now home to some of Alex’s most memorable drumming ever. Now if only we had that fucking re-recording already to finally hear what the finished song sounds like, but even the demo is fucking incredible and a shining example of why Saosin from the beginning were one of the best in the game.

Follow And Feel: This was neck and neck with the #1 pick and rightfully so. For one thing, this is arguably Alex’s most thunderous performance as a drummer, and the guitar work plays along it perfectly mirroring the complexity and intensity to support Cove’s unsurprisingly phenomenal vocal melody and skyscraper chorus. Cove’s performance shines here in general, especially as his harmonies get layered on over the excellent momentum building bridge that prep the final chorus to be even more gigantic. It’s a triumphant showcase of all the band’s strengths that you could make a very strong case for being their strongest moment

Sleepers: Picking a #1 was difficult because Saosin’s an incredibly consistent band who mostly do one thing really fucking well, so a lot of the songs are competing for the best Saosin song for basically the same reasons. But this one’s where all of what makes them such a compelling and exciting band come together at their best. This song has arguably the best chemistry between every member of the band. Alex fucking pounds away at the drums pushing everything over the edge in intensity, complimented by Justin and Beau’s intricate and engaging guitar work that add the right amount of urgency and texture to the song to support and propel Cove’s phenomenal vocal line, which is arguably the most engaging and memorable chorus the band has ever penned. While it’s very close between the last few songs, this one’s pushed ever so slightly over the edge by it’s perfect display of the chemistry that makes the band so electrifying.
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