Forget The Night Ahead - The Twilight Sad
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  • Summary: The Scottish band's follow-up to its debut album "Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters" was produced by guitarist Andy McFarlane and Paul Savage.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The Forget tracks “I Became A Prostitute,” “Seven Years Of Letters,” and “The Neighbours Can’t Breathe” show a band capable of muscling up without losing a fascination with fragile, fleeting moments.
  2. The delicacy and epic sweep of the Twilight Sad's first album is missed occasionally on Forget the Night Ahead, but the progress they've made is fascinating--and rewarding--to hear.
  3. With follow-up Forget the Night Ahead, Graham takes his cryptic musings into a pitch-black place, but he still connects enough to make all the fraught drama worthwhile.
  4. 70
    Forget The Night Ahead is far from a paint-by-numbers Twilight Sad effort. [Fall 2009, p.100]
  5. I remember listening to the new songs and really enjoying them, but wishing the sound wasn’t so thick and muddy sounding. It’s a production problem that plagues this album all over.
  6. Compellingly bleak is a tough mood to sustain, however, and tracks sucj as 'Interrupted' edge them toward generic stadium territory. [Nov 2009, p.112]
  7. 50
    Moments of transcendence occasionally emerge from the murk, but not often enough.

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  1. RobertA.
    Oct 16, 2009
    8
    I've been listening to this album for a few weeks now and I must say I like it just as much as their first album. I love this bands sound. The album really sucks me in. I've been writing papers for classes I'm in to this album and it really does surround you in a good way. Can't wait to hear more from this band. Scotland is delivering some very interesting bands as of late. Expand