No Devolucion - Thursday
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  • Summary: The punk rock band from New Jersey, credited as one of the first bands to give birth to the genre of emo, celebrates 10 years with a new release.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. No Devolucion is inventive, remarkable, and the first true masterpiece of 2011.
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    As raw yet coldly deliberate as self-surgery, No Devolucion isn't a return to form for Thursday; it's a searing, scarring reinvention.
  3. 90
    Even though No Devolucion might draw the ire of fans who prefer moshing over meditation, the result is a record that's progressive and, believe it or not, downright beautiful. [May 2011, p.97]
  4. Apr 8, 2011
    Again working with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, they graft 4AD atmospherics ("A Darker Forest"), frosty power-pop hooks ("Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart"), and Mogwai pedal-effects crescendos ("Stay True") onto their post-hardcore template, which now churns even more fiercely with an expanded palette.
  5. Apr 18, 2011
    The result is a beautifully poignant and cinematic album, a post-hardcore masterpiece.
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    Post-hardcore group Thursday's latest, No DevoluciĆ³n, is a grand experience, full of depth and atmospheric subtleties that show off a new side to the group.
  7. Apr 14, 2011
    Instead of just beating around the prog-rock bush, Thursday now embrace their artsier unknown.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Apr 14, 2011
    This is, without question, the strongest Thursday album to date. The band has undergone some metamorphosis in the last seven years and it's for the best. Hopefully, there will be more records and this won't end up a swan song. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2011
    Thursday is a very unique band. They're never comfortable with staying traditional and No Devolucion is no exception. The singer, Geoff Rickly, usually has a very human voice that transcends talent and replaces it's importance with raw, sincere emotion. He still keeps you on the edge of your seat on No Devolucion but his role has been reduced to a more mathematical approach. Tucker Rules drums are at their best on this album, very technical and big, just amazing. Tom Keeley and Steve Pedulla are absolutely mystifying with their Pink Floyd approach to modern day music. Tim Payne and Andrew Everding's roles in the band have been bumped up a couple notches, with thick brooding bass and thought provoking keyboards.

    On No Devolucion, Thursday has a beast of a sound that raises those hair on your forearms, no matter what the mood of the song is. Most bands these days are background music, Thursday is not a band that can be ignored. They grab you and never let go. 10 out of 10.
  3. Apr 13, 2011
    Thursday has been producing albums of substance for over a decade and No Devolucion is no departure from this trend. For those of you familiar with the Thursday discography I would say this album lands somewhere on the spectrum between A City By The Light Divided and Common Existence. It's atmospheric and melodic but still characteristically raw and loud. Thursday remains, consistently, one of my favourite bands. Gorgeous record. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2011
    As someone who discovered Thursday only when they released their album 'Common Existence', I have been more inclined to listen to their newer material, though I have listened to their older albums. It's clear when you listen to how the band has progressed through the years how much they have changed their sound. But, they have evolved in a way that still keeps the emotion that the vocalist Geoff brings to each song. No Devolución is in my opinion their best album to date. It is the most atmospheric, and each song allows you to immerse yourself in your surroundings. Definitely one of my favourite albums of this year so far. Expand
  5. j30
    Dec 12, 2011
    Solid release from these emo punks via New Jersey. I was impressed with the musicianship and lyrics of the album. The song structure is impressive in most of the song, but not all the songs come together as a cohesive body of work. Expand

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