Thrice rediscover music

2021-07-20 by _well STAFF | 175 Comments
The post-cryptoevangelical alternative post-post-hardcore Californian rock band THRICE have announced a new album. It is called Horizons/East and you can listen to it legally on September 17th. Pre-orders are available here for those who pre-order things https://thrice.ffm.to/store.

This is exciting news because THRICE topped the Sputnikmusic user poll for Album Of The Decade 2000-2009 with their album Vheissu, the apparent TPAB of cryptoevangelical '00s post-hardcore. It is also not so exciting news because their last album, 2018's Palms was a mediocre slew of departures that didn't arrive anywhere and rockers that didn't rock. Sputnikmusic Staff Reviewer Sowing[s]Season[/s] described Palms as "well worth enduring a few ear-grating minutes" and "willing to vary the tempo", while recently reclusive user Larkinhill coined it as "just boring". I have never seen anyone post anything positive about its artwork.

The artwork of Horizons/East is also far from great, but it does fuck with a tipsy perspective - so much so that some will posit the band to have regained their claws. This impression is supported by the single "Scavengers", which is both a pretty solid tune and one of the heavier things THRICE have released since their hiatus. What I mean by this is that it contains both chorus harmonies and a breakdown, and both these things are good in a way that sounds like THRICE doing things they are good at. So that's a relief.

Please listen to "Scavengers" here and post your incorrect takes about the career and future and legacy of the band Thrice underneath. The best THRICE albums are still The Artist In The Ambulance and The Illusion Of Safety and this will never change (once a 4 you're nothing more sorry Vheissu). Please enjoy.



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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2021
39089 Comments


enjoyed this more than I was expecting fo sho but them bois better have some more dynamic cuts to back it. feelings etc. plz?

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SteakByrnes
July 20th 2021
24319 Comments


Why is the article so long lol just say "thrice new song lol listen here" bro

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2021
39089 Comments


it is the year 2021 you can get that information without reading but can you have respect for important history without reading psssssh heathens

parksungjoon
July 20th 2021
33798 Comments


SowingSeason

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parksungjoon
July 20th 2021
33798 Comments


wait what

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


"What I mean by this is that it contains both chorus harmonies and a breakdown, and both these things are good in a way that sounds like THRICE doing things they are good at. So that's a relief."

this is exactly the correct take and the appropriate amount of enthusiasm, which is to say, moderate.

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2021
39089 Comments


thank you park now i can die at peace

"appropriate amount of enthusiasm, which is to say, moderate."

lol for real but also thank fuck

SteakByrnes
July 20th 2021
24319 Comments


once a 4 you're nothing more im sorry that'll never change *cue paramore continuing the lyrics*

gravityswitch
July 20th 2021
629 Comments


Palms was good wtf

new song also good
artwork bad

parksungjoon
July 20th 2021
33798 Comments


it works in the comments but not in the post

LelandAB
July 20th 2021
739 Comments


Palms was overly hated here, but it definitely wasn't great.

jmh886
July 20th 2021
2595 Comments


the production and guitar tones are far superior to palms (which while i enjoyed is probably their worst album outside of identity). that alone gets me excited for this.

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


the mix might honestly be the best part of this song

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


also we've had new Underoath and Thrice this week, just need new mewithoutYou to complete the holy trinity of "Sput favorites that were Christian in the mid-2000s"

parksungjoon
July 20th 2021
33798 Comments


oh is that why they were bumping that band? makes sense thank u project

yea its curious how much more into those bands people are here compared to rym

onionbubs
July 20th 2021
13411 Comments


ehh this is alright. nothing the band has major/minor onward really impresses me and while this is better than palms for the most part its still doesn't have a ton going for me

also true enlightenment is realizing beggars and alchemy 1-3 > rest of thrice's discog

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Eldar777
July 20th 2021
204 Comments


Sounds like someone took the slower version of ‘Image Of the Invisible’ and mixed it with Cave In’s ‘Antenna’.

good track, not their best though.


and Palms is a much better album than TBEITBN!

Eldar777
July 20th 2021
204 Comments


also we've had new Underoath and Thrice this week, just need new mewithoutYou to complete the holy trinity of "Sput favorites that were Christian in the mid-2000s"

I don't think Thrice were ever labeled as a Christian band

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


their lyrics made it pretty obvious though. IIRC Dustin and Teppei professed faith but not Riley/Eddie so they didn't want to label themselves a Christian band

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2021
39089 Comments


there was always a lot of discussion about Thrice as a Christian band, even if they were technically labelled as a band who dealt with Christian themes or whatever. search for Kensrue interviews on faith

Pikazilla
July 20th 2021
17635 Comments


"The best THRICE albums are still The Artist In The Ambulance and The Illusion Of Safety and this will never change"

prepare yourself for the onslaught of angry plebs who will chuck their greasy copies of the alchemy indices at your house windows

Pikazilla
July 20th 2021
17635 Comments


god I really hate the mixing on this

DePlazz
July 20th 2021
3007 Comments


Is this the newly established oblique style in which we are to ironically meta-enjoy post-news on Sput?

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NOTINTHEFACE
July 20th 2021
2067 Comments


This band hasn't done anything above average since 2008. Amazing and fair and balanced news writeup.

YoYoMancuso
Contributing Reviewer
July 20th 2021
14451 Comments


Decided I’m not super excited for this and also decided I am concerned for Johnny’s well being

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Toondude10
July 20th 2021
14551 Comments


I liked this tbh

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Alchemy is the third or fourth best thrice album so that’s not unreasonable.

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


Artist is a phenomenal album but I don't get why people put Illusion of Safety in the same tier

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Good song, worrisome article agreed lol

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Because project thrice got fairly popular off of Illusion and has bangers

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


However this news article did remind me of the existence of Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Those were the days.

kingjulian
July 20th 2021
1734 Comments


Solid track, honestly one of the best singles they've released in a while. Palms was pretty thoroughly bad with a few highlight tracks so hopefully they've got nowhere to go but up. At least the production is a lot better than whatever tf Palms had.

Feather
July 20th 2021
7113 Comments


This news article was great. Thank you. Excited to check it out.

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


I just googled thrice and the second thing to come up was a kerrang article about the new thrice and it actually had some good info about the new album that can actually inform us about the shape of the albums purpose and being.

“It was self-produced and recorded at the band’s own New Grass Studio, and mixed by Scott Evans.

A taste of the 10-track release has arrived today with lead single Scavengers – a song that frontman Dustin Kensrue cryptically refers to as touching on ​“toxic worldviews I once inhabited” where ​“a lot of people that I love are still in that place”.

A press release, meanwhile, describes the album as a whole as conveying a ​“palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility”, while also being the ​“soundtrack for deeper dreaming”.”

Pikazilla
July 20th 2021
17635 Comments


That tells me nothing

Feather
July 20th 2021
7113 Comments


cryptically refers to as touching on ​“toxic worldviews I once inhabited” where ​“a lot of people that I love are still in that place”.

Is this him talking about his 9/11 was an inside job song and conspiracy believers as a whole

nightbringer
July 20th 2021
2072 Comments


Decent track.

nightbringer
July 20th 2021
2072 Comments


wait, their second album with a /

onionbubs
July 20th 2021
13411 Comments


about 10 years apart from m/m too

botb
July 20th 2021
14679 Comments


Bridge =/= breakdown but I kinda went into this expecting that to be what you meant

Man, teppei is WILDLY underutilized in modern thrice. So many parts that could be jazzed up with his tasty leads that are just soooooo boring

cvlts
July 20th 2021
9708 Comments


"post-cryptoevangelical alternative post-post-hardcore Californian rock band THRICE"

jesus christ we're just makin shit up now, arent we lol

MyNameIsPencil
July 20th 2021
6189 Comments


Thrice releases a new song and I'm not bored afterwards, hallelujah!

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Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Teppei says writing random fast leads that happen to sound cool is not creative and to get better opinions.

BeeRyan
July 20th 2021
1658 Comments


Better than any palms song for sure, hilarious article

MyNameIsPencil
July 20th 2021
6189 Comments


new song is pretty cool yea

Pikazilla
July 20th 2021
17635 Comments


Tell Teppei to learn to write memorable guitar parts again

XingKing
July 20th 2021
15361 Comments


This is certainly a Thrice song and that is certainly Thrice artwork. It sounds slightly better than the last two albums but they set the bar so low with their post-hiatus work that almost anything better than "bad/mediocre" would be an improvement at this point. Riley and Ed are the only ones who even seem to give a shit anymore but I'd love to be proven wrong when the full album releases.

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Teppei says no!

Larkinhill
July 20th 2021
7318 Comments


This song is fucking awesome! Sounds like they realized they needed to pump up the energy a bit. Really looking forward to this now.

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Sounds like the evolution of Palms to me

JeetJeet
July 20th 2021
9657 Comments


This sounds completely average

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Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


And wasn’t the gray the first single from palms? You guys are setting yourselves up for disappointment

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Gray goes twice as crazy as this song y’all don’t even understand your own reality

jmh886
July 20th 2021
2595 Comments


Usually their singles are my least favorites so hopefully that is the case here. decent track tho.

Larkinhill
July 20th 2021
7318 Comments


I’m approaching with reserved optimism but I definitely like this song.

zuzek
July 20th 2021
854 Comments


This article will appear to have been more entertaining than the record.

Today's Thrice make music like a blunt knife cuts sashimi.

NonApplicable
July 20th 2021
2880 Comments


I appreciate the effort whomever put into that article. Thank you.

I like Thrice but haven't given some of their releases enough attention. This article inspired me to save more of their discography for future listening.

kingjulian
July 20th 2021
1734 Comments


"Usually their singles are my least favorites"

Yep. Not a single one of my favorite Thrice tracks is a single lol

botb
July 20th 2021
14679 Comments


“Teppei says writing random fast leads that happen to sound cool is not creative and to get better opinions.”

It has less to do with “random fast leads” and more to do with layering. What is the point of having two guitar players if they both play the same thing a majority of the time

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Even agree. I’m just feeling trolly today

Josh D.
July 20th 2021
16647 Comments


You should remove the "re" from the headline.

Got 'em.

YourDarkAffected
July 20th 2021
1862 Comments


"Today's Thrice make music like a blunt knife cuts sashimi."

That is beautifully accurate

MonotoneCulprit
July 20th 2021
18 Comments


This dumbass article is why I've spent 10 years on this stupid website. God I love Sputnik lmao

decisions
July 20th 2021
820 Comments


Hilarious article. Most overrated band on Sput by far

sixdegrees
July 20th 2021
11846 Comments


circa 2010 maybe

Sowing
Moderator
July 20th 2021
38515 Comments


Palms was a great album how dare you JOTW

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Sowing
Moderator
July 20th 2021
38515 Comments


I'll listen to this soon-ish I hope they're back to rocking out

nash1311
July 20th 2021
2692 Comments


Prob my favorite thing they've done since Hurricane although thats not necessarily saying much

ConcubinaryCode
July 20th 2021
5739 Comments


I'll say the plams artwork isn't their worst artwork. It's simplistic but that doesn't make it awful, just kinda uninspired.

I don't dig it thhough. Look at the band Palms album. It could've been something like that.

Sowing
Moderator
July 20th 2021
38515 Comments


Palms' artwork > To Be Everywhere's artwork

ConcubinaryCode
July 20th 2021
5739 Comments


They're both really eh tbh. I think beggars was the last album art I really gave a shit about. Thrice don't have *amazing* artwork to begin with so it doesn't really matter to me.

JayEnder
July 20th 2021
10598 Comments


Beggars is definitely my favorite album art by them

Song is cool, but they kinda lost me after To Be Everywhere

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Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


Yeah Beggars forver

Project
July 20th 2021
5021 Comments


"cryptically refers to as touching on ​“toxic worldviews I once inhabited” where ​“a lot of people that I love are still in that place”."

oh gosh this is gonna be the Thrice version of Erase Me

spanndrew58
July 20th 2021
158 Comments


I like it. Palms was fine, hoping this record is better than fine.

TenSecondsToThink
July 20th 2021
1860 Comments


listening to dustin is so uninteresting, he sounds the same on every song since major/minor. in general, wasn't their greatest quality reinventing themselves and evolving on every record? what happened to that? bring back a genuine interest in writing new music or don't bother

lksrdgs
July 20th 2021
6 Comments


Why is The Immigrant Song intro sounding so different?

lksrdgs
July 20th 2021
6 Comments


and I just love how "cryptoevangelical" is a totally normal term for people on this site. It does make absolute sense while making little sense. Thank you genre people.

Shuyin
July 20th 2021
14536 Comments


"THRICE topped the Sputnikmusic user poll for Album Of The Decade 2000-2009 with their album Vheissu"

Really? That's so awesome, Vheissu fuckin rules

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Ebola
July 20th 2021
4045 Comments


this sure is a post-hiatus thrice song

Snake.
July 20th 2021
23265 Comments


oh my god stop

palms was literally a post-vitalogy pearl jam album get over yourselves

Storm In A Teacup
July 20th 2021
33305 Comments


shut up snake no one can deny the back to back power of Blood on Blood and Beyond The Pines.

pennyroyal22
July 20th 2021
59 Comments


Just wanna put out there I really dislike the commentary.

Even when it's new T.Swizzle pap or whatever it's just obnoxious and makes the site seem very unprofessional.

Also Thrice slaps ass and the new song is great.

Snake.
July 20th 2021
23265 Comments


also why is this song so looooooooong?

at least back in 2016 when thrice was ripping off nickelback they at least ran blood in the sand just under three minutes

gordodustin
July 20th 2021
339 Comments


This post is annoying as fuck honestly. Major/Minor onward is way better music from Thrice than the Illusion of Safety and reading yet another person say that they've never been as good as their first two albums is so overdone.

Emim
July 20th 2021
30751 Comments


"Artist is a phenomenal album but I don't get why people put Illusion of Safety in the same tier"

Illusion of Safety was a pretty huge album in the scene when it dropped. Deadbolt was everywhere.

"there was always a lot of discussion about Thrice as a Christian band, even if they were technically labelled as a band who dealt with Christian themes or whatever. search for Kensrue interviews on faith"

A lot of lyrics are straight out of the Bible and Dustin went on to be a worship leader and also released a worship album. They never marketed themselves as such, but the influences were pretty overt.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 20th 2021
39089 Comments


"Look at the band Palms album"

main reason I don't like the (Thrice) Palms art is that it didn't fit with their admittedly v vague aesthetic tbh, but I'd take it over the cheeseass lame sunset from that snoozer band's cover any day

"jesus christ we're just makin shit up now, arent we lol"

lol absolutely yes but at the same time not rly tbh

"This post is annoying as fuck honestly. Major/Minor onward is way better blahblah"

lmfao i am so sorry

and ye, emim gets it

treos777
July 20th 2021
386 Comments


also we've had new Underoath and Thrice this week, just need new mewithoutYou to complete the holy trinity of "Sput favorites that were Christian in the mid-2000s"


I would rather mwY stay without new music if thrices last two albums and erase me are any indicators

This is good though / finger crossed / also best thrice is Beggars easy

Emim
July 21st 2021
30751 Comments


I'm also worried about Anberlin's next album. They'll round out the trifecta of bands that I grew up with that reunited.

Storm In A Teacup
July 21st 2021
33305 Comments


new anberlin album?!

ConcubinaryCode
July 21st 2021
5739 Comments


Cheeseass sunsets > circle pattern

Also my point was more do something more not do what Palms did. Put hands or something idk 🤲

Satellite
July 21st 2021
26515 Comments


i really, really hate this.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
45491 Comments


" The best THRICE albums are still The Artist In The Ambulance and The Illusion Of Safety and this will never change"

weird way to spell 'Beggars and Beggars b-sides' but ok

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Project
July 21st 2021
5021 Comments


Oh yeah I forgot Anberlin hinted at a new record, I'll believe it when I see it though

Dedes
July 21st 2021
7723 Comments


I like Thrice
Will I like this Thrice
On a scale of gas station roller hot dog to a fresh steamy basil white pizza where does this lie

Snake.
July 21st 2021
23265 Comments


7-11 bbq chicken pizza

Storm In A Teacup
July 21st 2021
33305 Comments


Im about to enter my parents house and find out what delicious food awaits for nbs finals

Emim
July 21st 2021
30751 Comments


"Oh yeah I forgot Anberlin hinted at a new record, I'll believe it when I see it though"

One of them posted on a Facebook/Instagram post that they were working on new stuff

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
39089 Comments


"weird way to spell 'Beggars and Beggars b-sides' but ok"

that is the only acceptable other answer, but, like, it's more of a cheatcode than an answer

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
45491 Comments


Coheed are teasing too lmfao huge week for last-decade sputcore this week

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
39089 Comments


Oh rly niiiiiice, not sure how comfortable I am with the idea of both(?) of them dropping potentially pretty good albums this year but that's hype ig

can't wait to see how many anti vax[is II]ers this roots out of the woodwoork

Scoot
July 21st 2021
20610 Comments


i miss thursday the most

Tyler.
July 21st 2021
18405 Comments


one of the worst songs ever written

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
39089 Comments


shut up tyllian

Ryus
July 21st 2021
24808 Comments


gotta agree with tyler here

Gyromania
July 21st 2021
32580 Comments


Gotta agree that artist is well above basically everything in their discography asides illusion. Thrice have been painfully average for a looooong time now

Gyromania
July 21st 2021
32580 Comments


That album art is about as good as the song you posted. Which is to say: pretty mundane

himynameisaaron
July 21st 2021
121 Comments


I don't hate the song but I'm not a fan of how his voice has evolved. I can't really nail down what it is, but it's like he's trying too hard to sound the way he sounds.

bananatossing
July 21st 2021
1764 Comments


Decent song but I'm keeping my expectations low. Eddie sounds incredible tho.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
July 21st 2021
67021 Comments


Genuinley anticipating not only a new thrice album but also a new coheed album is literally the worst start possible on your quest to reinvigorate your music drive weebusofthewellington

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
45491 Comments


yea only Coheed is worth anticipating between the two, agreed

DreamAgain
July 21st 2021
1795 Comments


You should try journaling

gravityswitch
July 21st 2021
629 Comments


anticipating a Coheed album afeter 8 years of bad ones lol

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2021
39089 Comments


classic potato sniffing at the value of respecting your roots every once in a blue moon

coheed have only made 2.5 bad albums and their last one was none of them so conservative optimism is viable i think

Lucman
July 21st 2021
5301 Comments


Dang, the production on this is terrible. Apart from that, song is on par with everything else post-hiatus, though that instrumental bridge is pretty nice.

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heyadam
July 21st 2021
3793 Comments


honestly kinda dig the chorus

quetzal
July 21st 2021
432 Comments


best two Thrice albums are Illusion of Safety and Identity Crisis and in fact they are the only decent Thrice albums, everything after was unlistenable pablum

Identity Crisis is hands down the best

Emim
July 21st 2021
30751 Comments


That's a scalding take

Project
July 21st 2021
5021 Comments


"anticipating a Coheed album afeter 8 years of bad ones lol"

acting like the last one wasn't great

did not realize the production on this Thrice track would be so polarizing, I'm a big fan of it

Project
July 21st 2021
5021 Comments


ITT: bonkers Thrice takes because people want to feel cool and act like Vheissu isn't a seminal work for the genre as a whole

Malcontent
July 21st 2021
124 Comments


"post-cryptoevangelical alternative post-post-hardcore Californian rock band" is more accurate than some of you dare admit, but alchemy *is* among their most interesting work.

Can't wait to see this stickied on most viewed news

Carlordau
July 21st 2021
23 Comments


Song is just okay, so for Thrice means the song is kinda bad. Dustin's voice is sounding more and more like he has smoked a pack a day for the last 10 years.

chaywa
July 21st 2021
85 Comments


The problem isn't the music, but rather the lyrical content. Even in the original post hardcore phase there was always something interesting lyrically that elevated it above other bands, often linking to philosophy, a unique interpretation of contemporary society and politics or more often than not through a lens of faith.

Since Dustin's Mars Hill experience in the hiatus though, he's come through the other side without a solid lyrical grounding in his writing. Pre hiatus Thrice would never stoop to "no we're not going to sit in the dark any more" or "I will find you in the darkness" which is such a shame. Deeper Wells EP got back some of that lyrical vibe but Scavengers completely throws that out the window for "heavy Dad rock" vibes, which is fine, but it's just not Thrice.

botb
July 21st 2021
14679 Comments


This post is annoying as fuck honestly. Major/Minor onward is way better music from Thrice than the Illusion of Safety and reading yet another person say that they've never been as good as their first two albums is so overdone.

Emim
July 21st 2021
30751 Comments


"Since Dustin's Mars Hill experience in the hiatus though, he's come through the other side without a solid lyrical grounding in his writing."

An interesting take, but I totally agree.

goonmob
July 21st 2021
83 Comments


Loved reading the article

kingjulian
July 21st 2021
1734 Comments


His lyrics deeeefinitely took a nose dive after the hiatus, though he's still capable of writing some genuinely great passages here and there. The chorus lyrics to Beyond the Pines are great imo.

Honestly the lyrics here don't bug me as much as his usual output of the last few years has. Nothing spectacular but at least he's not yelling "We gotta wake up" over and over again.

TheSupernatural
July 22nd 2021
2172 Comments


This is definitely one of the better songs from post-hiatus Thrice

Scoot
July 22nd 2021
20610 Comments


i would give my left nut for them to return to a vheissu style sound

Emim
July 22nd 2021
30751 Comments


I'll toss a nut into the Vheissu pot too

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
45491 Comments


"His lyrics deeeefinitely took a nose dive after the hiatus, though he's still capable of writing some genuinely great passages here and there. The chorus lyrics to Beyond the Pines are great imo."

it says a lot that those lyrics are an adaptation of a Rumi poem and they're his best in years lol

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


+ mwY did it better

Lucman
July 22nd 2021
5301 Comments


70% of Thrice's music is some of the most tedious music in rock. I'll take Illusion, Vheissu and maybe M/M and I'm good.

Tyler.
July 22nd 2021
18405 Comments


thrice is probably the worst band of all time

Larkinhill
July 22nd 2021
7318 Comments


Vheissu and M/M are their best albums imo.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


M/M has the lion's share of their most tedious pre-hiatus music and would be one of their worst if it weren't for the last two tracks

Larkinhill
July 22nd 2021
7318 Comments


HARD disagree. And I challenge you to a duel sir.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


accepted, guaranteed victory if the best you've got in your canon is crusty worship rock

Larkinhill
July 22nd 2021
7318 Comments


I love the grunge-y sound and love basically every track (save for Blur and Listen Through Me). One of their most consistent albums.

Larkinhill
July 22nd 2021
7318 Comments


I’ve got some secrets. I wouldn’t be so confident, sir.

Emim
July 22nd 2021
30751 Comments


M/M is alright. I prefer Beggars for anything post Vheissu (which is their best, come at me Johnny).

onionbubs
July 22nd 2021
13411 Comments


kinda echo johnnys feelings on m/m. for the most part its a very dull record that narrowly avoids the bottom 3 (both reunion albums and identity crisis) off of the strength of its closing duo

UniverseCalling
July 22nd 2021
9 Comments


I need to find a different place to get my music news.

Slex
July 22nd 2021
11857 Comments


M/M is kinda average overall but yep Anthology is their best song

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Lucman
July 22nd 2021
5301 Comments


Thrice described as crusty rock is too fitting lol

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


"I need to find a different place to get my music news."

genuine question re. you and everyone else malding itt: was sput ever a primary source of news for you and what are your expectations for articles beyond regurgitating the core fibers of whatever press statements are all over the internet 2-3 days before whichever article goes up?

nightbringer
July 22nd 2021
2072 Comments


Honestly, I think Sput's news should feature humour and commentary more often. Sput is never going to compete with other outlets for 'professionalism'. I think it should lean into its scrappy, rogue brand.

Alucard125
July 22nd 2021
646 Comments


"oh gosh this is gonna be the Thrice version of Erase Me"

That sentence made me both laugh and feel sad at the same time.

botb
July 22nd 2021
14679 Comments


This post is annoying as fuck honestly. Major/Minor onward is way better music from Thrice than the Illusion of Safety and reading yet another person say that they've never been as good as their first two albums is so overdone.


Project
July 22nd 2021
5021 Comments


"+ mwY did it better"

to be fair mwY lyrics are better than pretty much every other rock band's

also yes more snark in my news plz, as a longtime Thrice fan I enjoyed Johnny's take

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
45491 Comments


MM is just Beggars redux with about half the heart and songwriting ability ya

Project
July 22nd 2021
5021 Comments


Anthology is still top-tier Thrice though

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
45491 Comments


that, Disarmed and Words in the Water stop the album from being a total wash

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


Yes to all 5 of the above

LelandAB
July 22nd 2021
739 Comments


also all of the other good songs on MM

Sowing
Moderator
July 22nd 2021
38515 Comments


This didn't strike me as particularly great. It's fine, but I felt the singles for Palms were better than this song.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


Only Us was the only decent Palms single and it never kicked into gear the same way as this does after like 3 hours of grunge buffering

Slex
July 22nd 2021
11857 Comments


Imagine thinking Illusion of Safety is better than M/M and then being bold enough to say it in public, sometimes I have to simply admire the chutzpah

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021
39089 Comments


fuckoff back to sunday school

Snake.
July 22nd 2021
23265 Comments


everything after air and earth is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

sonictheplumber
July 22nd 2021
13002 Comments


crap band

UniverseCalling
July 23rd 2021
9 Comments


“ genuine question re. you and everyone else malding itt: was sput ever a primary source of news for you and what are your expectations for articles beyond regurgitating the core fibers of whatever press statements are all over the internet 2-3 days before whichever article goes up?”

Not malding, I’m just too positive a person for the kind of childish negativity here.
I used to like coming here for news. Maybe it was always this bad, and I’m just tired. I don’t know.

I’m not even a fan of this song, really. Just… this isn’t my kinda attitude.

Slex
July 23rd 2021
11857 Comments


Not being bitter or snipping at you, genuinely gonna say yeah this place is absolutely not for you, bud. This isnt even a bad thread in the slightest.

Lucman
July 23rd 2021
5301 Comments


Vheissu and Illusion are indeed their best.

Emim
July 23rd 2021
30751 Comments


"This isnt even a bad thread in the slightest."

Seriously. Don't even think about wandering into any of the allegations articles.

nightbringer
July 23rd 2021
2072 Comments


Sput has its moments of uplift but it's not the most nurturing place...

Storm In A Teacup
July 23rd 2021
33305 Comments


OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

StrizzMatik
July 23rd 2021
4023 Comments


Eddie and Riley killing it as always but maaaan, Dustin just sounds bored / unengaged and Teps forgot how to riff. The main riff is seriously just lazy as fuck, and hearing him trash his earlier guitar playing (when he was consistently interesting and engaging) in interviews in favor of the newer post-grunge "it's got FEEL" stuff makes me wonder if his ears still work

Slex
July 23rd 2021
11857 Comments


Completely agree with everything you said

treos777
July 23rd 2021
386 Comments


im someone who also doesn't necessarily vibe with the tone of the community conversations here but just imagining everyone says the things they do while in good humour helps a little bit. like i find crass differing opinions on music of all things to be quite funny. but yeah the allegations threads are bit beyond for me. still regretting my cringe name though.

Slex
July 24th 2021
11857 Comments


No way man, I love yr name lol. Somebody has to keep the TREOS love alive

twlichty
July 25th 2021
5068 Comments


So Sputnik is pure satire now? cool.

Digging: Steely Dan - Katy Lied

gravityswitch
July 26th 2021
629 Comments


always have been

Veks
July 27th 2021
1646 Comments


Meh. It's ok but nothing special.

I don't love his singing nowadays, aka larping like he is some tired old man whose bones ache every time he opens his mouth.

Crusty rock lol. Too good.

XingKing
July 27th 2021
15361 Comments


Eddie and Riley killing it as always but maaaan, Dustin just sounds bored / unengaged and Teps forgot how to riff. The main riff is seriously just lazy as fuck, and hearing him trash his earlier guitar playing (when he was consistently interesting and engaging) in interviews in favor of the newer post-grunge "it's got FEEL" stuff makes me wonder if his ears still work [x987654321]



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