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War All The Time Enhanced

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Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Sept. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B0000CC7HB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,041 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. For The Workforce, Drowning
  2. Between Rupture And Rapture
  3. Division St.
  4. Signals Over The Air
  5. Marches And Maneuvers
  6. Asleep In The Chapel
  7. This Song Brought To You By A Falling Bomb
  8. Steps Ascending
  9. War All The Time
  10. M. Shepard
  11. Tomorrow I'll Be You
  12. Ný Batterí (Hyper Link to Streaming Audio)

Product Description

THURSDAY War All The Time (2003 UK Special Edition limited 11-track enhanced CD album including UK bonus download exclusive track housed in a tri-fold card picture sleeve with 16-page booket)

Customer Reviews

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Format: Audio CD
this is thursdays third album and their most accesible but also their most profound and intelligent and meaningful,truth pours from this album,its an album that deserves praise for its ability to keep emo interesting,it isnt all lyrics about look at me,im sad and lonely,its alot more than that,the songs are just addictive.

the album opens with the frantic for the workforce drowning which rocks like a juggernaut and builds into a frenzy of anger and frustration,between rupture and rapture follows and the mood of the album changes into a more melodic tempo,division street follows and is simply beautiful,asleep in the chapel is another corker,i think you can tell how highly i rate this,there are times when you need pure metal and there are times when thursday can serve to lift your mood and this is the album to do it,an album that will never grow old.
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Thursday - War All The Time - B0000CC7HB
A common criticism levelled at bands on their second or third album is that their sound has stagnated; their music has become merely formulaic. Apparently it is requisite for a band to reinvent their style every time they wish to release an LP. There are wonderful examples of bands moving their sound 'forward'; none of the brilliant Cave In's records sound remotely alike and Cursive's admission of Gretta Cohn (a Cellist) to their ranks was nothing short of inspirational. However some bands like Thrice have enjoyed continued critical acclaim without drastically changing their output, so it is wrong to say (as magazines such as Kerrang! did) that 'War All The Time' is a poor album because of its similarity to their previous full-length. Indeed one would surely consider it beneficial to be graced with an album reminiscent of 'Full Collapse'. It was a consistently brilliant album: 'Paris in Flames' featured spoken refrains that sounded so much like At the Drive-In, 'Cross Out The Eyes' provided a gripping rage that veered towards hardcore music and 'How Long Is The Night?' & 'Standing on the Edge of Summer' were perfect sing-along dystopian anthems. The fact that 'War All The Time' is nothing revolutionary does not make it a bad album. However it isn't a great album, and despite some cracking tracks, it is hard to avoid feeling that this album is like a low-calorie version of 'Full Collapse', 'Half Collapse' if you will.
As anyone who has heard Thursday live will testify, their presence onstage is enormous. Vocalist Geoff Rickly swings his microphone like a man possessed, whilst guitars screech and drums pound.
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By A Customer on 17 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
'War All The Time' is absolutely incredible from start to finish. Geoff Rickys voice is amazing. The themes of the album are suicide, fear and apocalypse.
'For The Workforce, Drowning is a great way to start off an album. It is followed by the wonderful 'Between Rupture And Rapture'. if a song does let this album down than its piano ballad 'This Song Brought To You By A Falling Bomb'.
Still, not much could beat this C.D. If you like Thrice or Funeral For A Friend then you have got to buy this because you'll absolutely love it. More serious than a hamster.
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Full collapse was and still is amazing! War all the time is musically sound and boasts some great songs like the title track and Signals over the air but the rest of the album fails to engage. Some of the lyrics conjures some beautiful images as the lead singer has a great way with words. As a Thursday fan to any other Thursday fan i could recommend this otherwise buy "Full Collapse" or even "Waiting" both are better!
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Format: Audio CD
I cannot believe how many bad reviews this album has had, and am moved to review it simply to counteract such views.

This is a great album, nothing less than you'd expect from Thursday, arguably the best band in this genre. Fair enough it's not instantly catchy, but then that's generally the mark of the best music. Give it a few listens and the genius will shine through.

Thursday are not generic emo/screamo/whatevermo - they write about more than just being dumped, and their songs are complex and hence sometimes inaccessible at first.

But if you are new to this band, I plead with you not to be put off by the negative press. Buy this album (and also Full Collapse and A City by the Light Divided) and you will not be disappointed.
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A common criticism levelled at bands on their second or third album is that their sound has stagnated; their music has become merely formulaic. Apparently it is requisite for a band to reinvent their style every time they wish to release an LP. There are wonderful examples of bands moving their sound 'forward'; none of the brilliant Cave In's records sound remotely alike and Cursive's admission of Gretta Cohn (a Cellist) to their ranks was nothing short of inspirational. However some bands like Thrice have enjoyed continued critical acclaim without drastically changing their output, so it is wrong to say (as magazines such as Kerrang! did) that 'War All The Time' is a poor album because of its similarity to their previous full-length. Indeed one would surely consider it beneficial to be graced with an album reminiscent of 'Full Collapse'. It was a consistently brilliant album: 'Paris in Flames' featured spoken refrains that sounded so much like At the Drive-In, 'Cross Out The Eyes' provided a gripping rage that veered towards hardcore music and 'How Long Is The Night?' & 'Standing on the Edge of Summer' were perfect sing-along dystopian anthems. The fact that 'War All The Time' is nothing revolutionary does not make it a bad album. However it isn't a great album, and despite some cracking tracks, it is hard to avoid feeling that this album is like a low-calorie version of 'Full Collapse', 'Half Collapse' if you will.
As anyone who has heard Thursday live will testify, their presence onstage is enormous. Vocalist Geoff Rickly swings his microphone like a man possessed, whilst guitars screech and drums pound.
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