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  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Punk Revival, Screamo
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    100
    It is as exciting and enthralling a listen as anything Thrice have ever created. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  2. It's a take it or leave it, and for arguably the most consistent band in the scene over the last decade, Major/Minor is a triumph. What else and to whom do they need to prove anything anymore anyway?
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    90
    Major/Minor is just another testament to Thrice's ability to do no wrong.
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Thrice's latest, Major/Minor, is one of those elusive, much-needed types of LPs: urgent, aching and filled with heaviness-like pouring-liquid-steel-into-a-cast-iron-mug-and-chugging-it-straight heavy.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    78
    Major/Minor is nothing short of very good (with emphasis on "very").
  6. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    With Major/Minor Thrice have stripped away unnecessary studio production, added instrumentation and pretention to offer simply a great rock album.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    It ain't a perfect, cohesive statement, but Major/Minor packs too much power to be ignored.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    Yet again: brilliant. Dustin Kensrue provides beautiful lyrics and has a great band behind him that is not afraid to experiment with soundsYet again: brilliant. Dustin Kensrue provides beautiful lyrics and has a great band behind him that is not afraid to experiment with sounds and it all comes together incredibly well. Thrice is definitely at its prime and i'm looking forward to what they will further contribute to the music industry. You won't find music of this caliber and intellect anymore. The psychological aspects and moral ideologies that Kensrue presents are much like reading some of the greatest works of literature. If this kind of music is for you then this album will have a lasting impression on you. I would also definitely recommend their previous album "Beggars." Thrice deserves much more credit then they have. This is a special group of musicians that seem to come together to make special music. Songs to listen to: Words in the Water, Listen Through Me, Promises, Anthology Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    There is no doubt that this is one of the best albums ever created. The lyrical work and the tunes are stunning, not a shock coming fromThere is no doubt that this is one of the best albums ever created. The lyrical work and the tunes are stunning, not a shock coming from Thrice, as Dustin's lyrics are always deep and meaningful. Thrice must really have put their souls and effort into this masterpiece. The album is flawless Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    Thrice is one of the few math-rock bands that's able to experiment with different styles, and some how make it work. They're also one of theThrice is one of the few math-rock bands that's able to experiment with different styles, and some how make it work. They're also one of the few bands that doesn't focus on the over production of their music that we're used to hearing on the radio, but more of the raw music you would hear live. Dustin Kensrue is also a brilliant lyricist. Major/Minor is no exception, Call it in the Air, Words In The Water, Listen Through Me, Anthology, and Blinded are excellent. If you don't own this CD, it's a must own, Thrice shows once again how they're able to consistently get better. The more you listen to their CD's the more you will fall in love with Thrice. Expand
  4. Oct 9, 2011
    10
    I feel like Thrice's music and I have grown up together. From the post-hardcore metal riffs and screaming angst I resonated with in highI feel like Thrice's music and I have grown up together. From the post-hardcore metal riffs and screaming angst I resonated with in high school to the earthy, powerful rock I love today, they've come a long way and never seem to second guess taking opportunities to experiment and evolve. While Beggars was a threshold-crossing step into a new sound that, while superb, had its share of rough edges, Major/Minor not only takes those new elements forward another few steps, but polishes that new sound to a brilliant shine. I almost dropped the score to 9 for the only flaw this album seems to have; While most albums tend to ebb and flow in terms of quality and intensity, Major/Minor delivers a consistence in energy and excellence from beginning to end that doesn't give any particular songs the chance to stand out. Nothing on this album can quality as "filler," and prolonged listening may cause it all to blur together a bit. However, can you really dock an album points for being just that good because you've come to expect less of the music industry by default? I can't; Thrice has earned this one. Give every song on this album its well deserved and individual attention, Major/Minor is a masterpiece. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Thrice albums are the only releases in music that I truly look forward to each time, ever since I first got hooked all those years ago. ThisThrice albums are the only releases in music that I truly look forward to each time, ever since I first got hooked all those years ago. This is no exception. 'Major/Minor' is an incredible album, and any self-respecting Thrice fan, or music fan, for that matter, should pick it up. At least give it a listen. It's well worth your time. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2011
    9
    Some people may not like Thrice albums, but the band has changed over the ages. It has grown into a genre of itself, there is no other bandSome people may not like Thrice albums, but the band has changed over the ages. It has grown into a genre of itself, there is no other band like Thrice and Major/Minor is a perfect example is a both a reminiscence of old Thrice mixed with a new, more mainstream Thrice sound. Thrice has not lost its soul and still keeps me engaged after all these years. Lyrics, strong as always; some songs don't instantly touch you like Vheissu but after a listen, they're all great. Vheissu is still my favorite but Major/Minor is not far behind. Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2011
    6
    We all know the danger of groups with math rock tendencies; dullness is only a repeated motif away. However, Major/Minor avoids that pitfallWe all know the danger of groups with math rock tendencies; dullness is only a repeated motif away. However, Major/Minor avoids that pitfall with some ease. What Thrice have delivered, somewhat unexpectedly, is an accomplished if rather unfashionable alternative rock album in the mould of Interpol and their ilk. Though far from a classic or even one of 2011's best, it is a worthwhile listen. Expand

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