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War All The Time Enhanced

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  • 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: 147,299 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)

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Format: Audio CD
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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Sounding closer to their debut Waiting rather than second album Full Collapse, War All The Time is nevertheless a very powerful piece of work, covering such subject matter as alienation, depression, and political injustice in Thursday's rather unique style, using multiple vocalists and melody to good effect, far surpassing the more consumer-friendly bands in the emocore genre.
The first track, For The Workforce, Drowning, is reminiscent in many ways of Jet Black New Year (from their last release, Five Stories Falling), but recent single, Signals Over The Air, seems most indicative of the tone of the whole album, a mix of rawness and beauty.
In my opinion, Thursday are nothing less than the best band in the world at the moment. Combining lyrical honesty with innovative music, they're exactly what the music industry needs right now.
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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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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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War All The Time
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For me 'War All The Time' was always going to be one of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2003. Thursday's first two albums 'Waiting' and 'Full Collapse' were nothing short of magnificent and would both feature in a list of my all-time favourite albums, so this was always going to have a lot to live up to.
So does this album live up to its hype? Frontman Geoff Rickly recently described the album as "an art-rock album with no hooks", and whilst this may be the least immediate Thursday album yet, all of the elements that make Thursday so great are present and accounted for. The balanced interplay of Geoff and Steve's Jeckyll and Hyde vocal attack combines to perfect effect with intricately woven angular guitar work on album opener 'For The Workforce Drowning', which was featured on a split 7" with labelmates and close friends Thrice. This song looks at the dehumanisation that occurs when you are a slave to the nine-to-five routine "we'll get up and drive to work, in single file, with everyday just like the last, waiting for life to start". This theme of personal examination is one that runs deep throughout the album, with the harrowing 'Tomorrow I'll Be You' looking at how Rickly dealt with losing a close friend in a car crash.
Recording the album provided a much needed focus for the band, after a turbulent time of broken relationships and label disputes, culminating in Geoff being diagnosed with epilepsy after having blackouts on stage. Despite these troubles, the recording process helped the singer look at issues from a different perspective, and this new viewpoint allowed the songs to be written with a more positive outlook.
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