Thursday
Five Stories Falling


3.5
great

Review

by Understanding In a Crash USER (60 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Thursday - Five Stories Falling

Released: October 22, 2002

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Thursday is...
Geoff Rickly - Vocals
Steve Pedulla - Guitar
Tom Keeley - Guitar/Vocals
Tim Payne - Bass
Tucker Rule - Drums
Andrew Everding (please forgive me if I spelt it wrong) - Keyboard/Piano

Label (at the time) - Victory Records

Tracks:
1) Autobiography of a nation (live)
2) Understanding in a Car Crash (live)
3) Standing On the Edge Of Summer (live)
4) Paris In Flames (live)
5) Jet Black New Year

Short and Sweet
Quote:
Thursdays career kicked off when indie label Eyeball records took notice of the band and released their debutm Waiting in 1999. The breathe- taking Full Collapse was released in spring 2001 through Chicago's Victory Records, with little fanfare from press and commercial radio, at first. But constant touring in the US along side acts like Sparta, Boy Sets Fire, and Saves The Day, created incredible word of mouth.
On With The Review
Autobiography of a Nation (live) - Thursday starts the album off with this live song and I must say the introduction is different then whats on full collapse. In some ways I think it gets you pumped up in the beginning and the song then continues as it is on 'Full Collapse'. Wow.. when I first listened to the vocals I was quite worried at what he would sound like Live but this song sounds probably better live to me then it is on 'Full Collapse'. His vocals seem to show much more emotion and I must say his screams are SUPERB. I liked the way he screamed better here and with nothing seriously going wrong I could tell that when they performed this the crowd was probably going crazy. 10/10

Understanding in a Car Crash (live) - Okay you see my username and expect me to be bias but I'll keep it honest. I wasn't exactly impressed here compared to the CD version. The guitars did a fine job indeed but at times Geoff seemed to be sub-par on the vocals and I don't know the whole song seemed out of whack in some ways. The introductory guitars seemed to be played faster but its still UIACC... also at the end I liked how they played the ending of the full collaspe CD (!1100) and still tied it in with the song. 7/10

Standing On The Edge Of Summer (live) - Hmmph since the 'full collapse' CD quality was fantastic on this song I seemed to be spoiled by it. When the introductory guitars blasted on the full collaspe version of this song it was an explosion. The wall of sound didn't seem like it was here live but maybe it was their if you were in the crowd. The song is still a good song though live or not. 8/10

Paris In Flames (live) - Sounds almost exactly like the 'full collapse' version not better nor worse. I really did like hearing the drumming in the chorus and the bass solo live though. This is one of my favorite songs by them and they did a good job when playing this and you could actually hear the crowd in the background. 9/10

Jet Black New Year - If you hated every other song on this CD this is the one song you won't hate. It's not live for one thing and this is one of Thursdays best DEFINITELY. I think Geoff Ricklys vocals/lyrics are SHINING through this song and the guitars with the tremelo octave picking and everything will keep you in tact. The song is one of the best and its all I really have to say about that. 10/10

Overall - 3.5/5
Pros: You get to hear Thursday Live and Jet Black New year is a PRO as a song...
Cons: 5 Songs leave you wanting for MORE... this price tag blows

UIAC Wrap Up...
To be honest I got this CD after 'War All The Time' and 'Full Collapse' the only CD I didn't have at the time was 'Waiting'. Thursday live is great, and if you ever do get the chance to see them I highly recommend it because they know how to keep a show pumping. Geoff Rickly is just an explosive person during live sets and everything is kept up to stellar work. Some things really did turn me off about the CD and thats being able to hear people in the crowd who have the need to be screaming/woo'ing/going weird and can't keep themself intact. It's one thing I have them applaud at the end but I can't stand that they had to sometimes scream out of tune during the song or just periods when it was quiet during the song. Also I think you could definitely specify this as almost like an E.P. so why must we have a $12.99 price tag on it" Some ep's cost half that amount you know and that was something that really played hard in the overall rating. I didn't feel like I got ripped off (too much) but it just seemed like if this is an E.P., bands sometimes have E.P's going out for free! I recommend this CD for someone who picked up 'Full Collapse' and 'WATT' first. Also I wondered why no one reviewed it so far!



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BuddyBigsby
July 28th 2004


531 Comments


Great review, homes. "Jet Black New Year" is definitely my favorite Thursday song next to "Cross Out the Eyes". It is an EP though and you definitely shouldn't have payed $12.99 for it. You should adopt the BuddyBigsby EP Buying Rule: Never pay more than 1 dollar per song (not counting tax).

Oh, and they're not screamo, but that's a whole 'nother thing in itself. If you're actually curious about that see a thread in Pop-Punk entitled "REAL Screamo" or read the review for the first Alexisonfire album. I'm ranting in both.

Understanding In a Crash
July 28th 2004


428 Comments


[QUOTE=BuddyBigsby]Great review, homes. "Jet Black New Year" is definitely my favorite Thursday song next to "Cross Out the Eyes". It is an EP though and you definitely shouldn't have payed $12.99 for it. You should adopt the BuddyBigsby EP Buying Rule: Never pay more than 1 dollar per song (not counting tax).

Oh, and they're not screamo, but that's a whole 'nother thing in itself. If you're actually curious about that see a thread in Pop-Punk entitled "REAL Screamo" or read the review for the first Alexisonfire album. I'm ranting in both.[/QUOTE]
I only put screamo because its what the other Thursday reviews labelled it as and didn't want to get people who never heard of them before confused. I'm not a fan of labelling genres in the first place anyway. :upset:

BuddyBigsby
July 28th 2004


531 Comments


Awww, there there. You are forgiven.

Understanding In a Crash
July 28th 2004


428 Comments


[QUOTE=BuddyBigsby]Awww, there there. You are forgiven.[/QUOTE]
**hugs for the replys**

My letterkills review was on page 2 with like 20 views until I bumped it :thumb:

Bartender
Emeritus
July 28th 2004


826 Comments


I've been calling Thursday post-hardcore, would that do?

Anyway, good review, and I'm glad to see you've chosen a different colour for UIAC's Wrap Up - the blue in the other one hurt my eyes.

Understanding In a Crash
July 28th 2004


428 Comments


[QUOTE=Bartender]I've been calling Thursday post-hardcore, would that do?

Anyway, good review, and I'm glad to see you've chosen a different colour for UIAC's Wrap Up - the blue in the other one hurt my eyes.[/QUOTE]
Haha yea I can never find a good color so I switch everytime with that. (everyone has different background colors so I can't please all )

**is waiting for cbmartinez to reply still** :thumb:

thursdaythrice
July 28th 2004


18 Comments


Awesome Review, I was gonna buy this album,but it was like 22$ canadian. Awesome review, Thursday is amazing live

alex6655321
July 28th 2004


4 Comments


its a good review, but you didnt address some important issues. i for one am never gonna buy this because A.) i can download the 1 new song for FREE and B.) this was just a ploy by the money-grubbing victory records corporation to capitalize on thursday's success before they moved to a major label :evil: .

cbmartinez
July 28th 2004


2525 Comments


[QUOTE=Understanding In a Crash]Haha yea I can never find a good color so I switch everytime with that. (everyone has different background colors so I can't please all )

**is waiting for cbmartinez to reply still** :thumb:[/QUOTE]

Yay! Me gets respect from a member with 1000+ posts! I feel cool. Anyway, great review, very in depth. I picked this up for $10 and its good as EPs go. The live versions are pretty cool but I wanted a couple new songs instead of just Jet Black (which is one of my favorites). I reviewed Waiting if you wanna check it out...

http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174893

Me wanted to review this... :upset:

Edit: Heh, my Waiting review is pretty crappy.

40 oz 2 freedom
July 28th 2004


96 Comments


I am HUGE Thursday fan, and have seen them live many times. But this CD doesn't seem to capture their energy as well as I would of hoped. Still a must-have for Thursday fans though.

Understanding In a Crash
July 28th 2004


428 Comments


[QUOTE=alex6655321]its a good review, but you didnt address some important issues. i for one am never gonna buy this because A.) i can download the 1 new song for FREE and B.) this was just a ploy by the money-grubbing victory records corporation to capitalize on thursday's success before they moved to a major label :evil: .[/QUOTE]
Piracy = Not hXc :thumb:

BuddyBigsby
July 28th 2004


531 Comments


I agree with B.

allsenseslost
April 9th 2005


3 Comments


this is probably one of my favorite albums i own. it sucks paying $10 for 5 songs, but in all honesty it was worth it. jet black new year is one of my favroite songs and Thursday is amazing live. i would give it a 10 out of 10. the only thing that would make it better would be more songs.

dudeness
April 12th 2005


1 Comments


this album was great. but i didnt catch thier true emotion. but jbny is the best

Damrod
Moderator
August 10th 2005


1093 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The live tracks are ok, but "Jet Black New Year" really is ace. Probably one of my favorite Thursday tracks. Just rating, I agree.

vicy77
November 17th 2005


164 Comments


I love Jet Black, its so.... love worthy. Not really worth getting this album for like 5 songs, but I would get it if it had a few other greats, like signals. Good review tho

santi3hg
April 3rd 2006


440 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really like the guitar work in Understanding in a Car Crash. Works well. Geoff moves to m uch in shows which is why his voice strains in catching breath. Jet Black is amazing. Ace song!

f_u_c_t
September 26th 2006


1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an awesome, but short live album. Now I'm only 1 album, from owning all of Thursday's album. "Understanding In A Car Crash* rocks my world.

guitarplaya91
April 4th 2007


485 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I own all of Thursday's records does any one know if their are any unreleased tracks that can't be found on their LP's?

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
April 4th 2007


4947 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Jet Black New Year?



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