This Is War
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This Is War

7 Dec 2009

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  Song Title
Night Of The Hunter
Kings And Queens
This Is War
100 Suns
Closer To The Edge
Vox Populi
Search And Destroy
Stranger In A Strange Land

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Dec 2009
  • Release Date: 4 Dec 2009
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:00:40
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  • ASIN: B002XIPEI0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,309 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No disappointment here. 12 Dec 2009
By Naomi
Format:Audio CD
This is War; a long overdue and highly anticipated new album from 30 Seconds to Mars.
And they've really delivered.

After hearing the release of Kings and Queens, which I loved instantly, I could see how much they had changed.
And after listening to the whole album, I could tell the ones that will make a massive impact (goosebumps are a good indication), and those that will grow on you.
Personally, Hurricane and Stranger in a Strange Land really hit the spot.
They feel so powerful, and really unique.
The fans in the background give Hurricane a great atmosphere.
And the music in the beginning of Stranger in a Strange Land can't help but captivate you.

I'd say (and this is just my opinion), that the weakest songs that will take time to grow on me(and possibly others) are Vox Populi, Search and Destroy and Alibi.
They are in no way 'awful' or 'dull'. Just not memorable when I think about the album.

The rest of the songs I haven't mentioned, really add to an extraordinary album.
You just have to listen for yourself.

Lastly, I truly adore how they've included the fans in a few of the songs, without going over the top.
As I previously mentioned, they add a great atmosphere to each song.

If you're even considering buying this album, don't think for another second and just buy it.
There are songs that you'll love, possibly accompanied by goosebumps, and those that you'll come to love in time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? 30 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Got this album because I liked a few of the previous songs and the MP3 album was only 3. Damn glad I did as this is epic. Every single track on here is utter quality. The vocals are amazing, lyrics are thought provoking. Was expecting more songs like "The Kill" but this takes them to a different league. Excellent work :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Rocks 15 Dec 2009
By Bardie
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of this band for a few years now and have the previous two awesome albums. I already love the current single 'Kings and Queens'. Some of the other tracks took a couple of listens to get used to. But now I love the album, Jarred's voice is awesome, the drumming and guitars will blow you away. Wasn't sure about kids quire initially, but it really does work well. Amazing use of strings too. Give it a few listens and you will love every track. A total grower!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This. Is. War. 24 Dec 2009
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
After 2005's release of the truly epic album 'A Beautiful Lie', 30 Seconds To Mars have become a international phenomenon winning various awards including Kerrang!'s band of the year in both 2007 and 2008; so it was in no doubt that their latest release, 'This Is War' had a lot to live up to.

After expecting another fantastic album similar to 'A Beautiful Lie', Jared, Tomo and Shannon have produced an album which most people did not expect. The lead single, 'Kings and Queens' only had a highest positioning of 3rd across the entire world suggested that this was a weak song, and that 30 Seconds To Mars had had their heyday. However, this is not the case.

What most people (myself included) had expected from 30STM was another 'A Beautiful Lie', an album with solid tracks throughout; and some truly awesome songs (see From Yesterday, The Kill and Attack). Jared et al haven't tried to replicate ABL, what they've done is created something with far more intrigue and depth. The title track, 'This Is War is be, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs of 2009; the suspense and drama achieved in this song is simply great. Other exceptional songs to look out for: 100 Suns, Vox Populi and Search and Destroy).

The only bad thing about this greatly artistic album is from the track L490; which has an opening unparalleled to any other song, but still doesn't really make it any good at all.

In short, if you're a 30 Seconds To Mars Fan, or a fan of well produced music with intriguing and thought provoking lyrics, this is the album for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, just like always. (: 11 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
After a long wait, and a lot of legal battles, 30 Seconds to Mars have finally released this album. And what an album it is. Fans like us have been waiting a long time for this album, so we expected something outstanding, and so it is.

This album proves what 30 Seconds to Mars are capable of, which is hell of a lot. Full of tracks like "Kings & Queens", leave you belting out the tune in the middle of a math classroom... it's just addicting. A must-have, absolutely breathtaking. <3
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is War 8 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
I only discovered 30 Seconds to Mars about six months and instantly fell in love with their music, and having been lucky enough to see them recently at Koko's in London fell in love with them all over again. Was so excited about the release of This Is War and having received it last week and listened to constantly since can say I am not disappointed. I think this album is achingly beautiful, heart rending, powerful and passionate. I'm probably a little biased but definitely the album of the year! Give it a try and I bet you fall in love with it too - along with their previous offerings 'A Beautiful Lie' and '30 Seconds to Mars' X
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!!!! 7 Dec 2009
Format:MP3 Download
Well they have done it again!!! Then again did we expect any less? This album shows maturity and the struggle that has gone on in the last few years. The music is captivating and entrancing. Some very slow and moving songs and others that you can have on full tilt and scream your lungs out too because thats what we love. There is alot of influence from the first 2 albums but this is in a league of its own. Hurricane is dark and powerful and one of my favorites. The others all have there own identity and I love the whole thing. What else can be said?? Stunning!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars .
This is a great product, arrived promptly as stated, it is of good quality and would definitely recommend this item!
Published 3 months ago by Audrey
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