A City By The Light Divided Image

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  • Summary: The New Jersey emo-rockers (not to be confused with the day of the week of the same name) are back with a fourth album, with Dave Fridmann producing.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. City is a rare thing: a disc that reconciles a band's need for discovery with the familiar characteristics that define them. [Jun 2006, p.171]
  2. Their previous efforts have now paid off, culminating in a condensed treatise of confusion, longing, and maturation.
  3. This is the Jersey qunitet's most riff-heavy, unified work yet. [28 Apr 2006, p.136]
  4. While the album works superbly as a cohesive whole, the individual tracks have a tendency to get bogged down in their own melodrama.
  5. A mightily heavy and punky album. [Jul 2006, p.119]
  6. A quality album. [6 May 2006]
  7. Aside from Fridmann's studio expertise, there's little here that elevates Thursday above the followers they disdain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. megana
    May 27, 2006
    Simply awesome. This is a great and raw album.
  2. adamt
    Jun 1, 2006
    This album is incredible. It stands on par with their first LP "Full Collapse". In every song Thursday reminds us why we fell inlove with them in the first place. Expand
  3. supermrawesome
    Jul 22, 2006
    A positively wonderful album, i wasnt sure at first listen but after seeing them live this has become my favorite album
  4. alicjan
    May 30, 2006
    a have a fever after listening this first time
  5. TOTO
    Jul 3, 2006
    This album from thursday it's ok, especially if you don't think in other work done before, this genre has been listened before and that's all. Stop mention OK computer when you talk about this Cd just for one reason: It doesn't makes any sense, and Radiohead can not be the reference for every album in the world. Furthermore, Ok Computer is not that good (forget it, it was released on 90's, enough!!). Expand
  6. JohnD
    May 25, 2006
    I am honestly surprised that Metacritic actually decided to post reviews for this album, since emo is dead (so say the majority). This is easily Thursday's best album to date, to put it lightly. My only issue with the album is when they go beyond being pseudo-hardcore, into somewhere that houses Radiohead's and U2's best work, THEN expect us to jam out to the hardcore tracks. It's jarring, to say the least. But "Lovesong Writer" just might be Thursday's best song to date. Expand
  7. RyanM
    Jun 5, 2006
    Change the face of music?!?!? Don't ever mention O.K. Computer, Kid A or Dark Side of the Moon in the same sentence with Thursday. This is a mediocre record at best. Expand

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