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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
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. No Devolucion is inventive, remarkable, and the first true masterpiece of 2011.
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    91
    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
    80
    'No Answers' reassures any doubt that Thursday have taken a new direction, with Cure-esque moments creeping in amidst their hardcore backbone. And guess what? This is Thursday leading what they now do best.
  5. Apr 18, 2011
    80
    The result is a beautifully poignant and cinematic album, a post-hardcore masterpiece.
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    80
    Post-hardcore group Thursday's latest, No Devolución, is a grand experience, full of depth and atmospheric subtleties that show off a new side to the group.
  7. Apr 14, 2011
    76
    Instead of just beating around the prog-rock bush, Thursday now embrace their artsier unknown.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    Dark, cinematic, beautiful, atmospheric: just a few words to describe this fine work of art. Thursday have been quite an influential part ofDark, cinematic, beautiful, atmospheric: just a few words to describe this fine work of art. Thursday have been quite an influential part of the post-hardcore scene for some time but they decided the change gears for No Devolucion, an album that feels bigger with each new listen. The songs seem to drench and engross the listener with gorgeous soundscapes. Definitely different than their prior work, but also their best if you ask me. Check this out. Best song, imo: Sparks Against the Sun. Expand
  2. Apr 14, 2011
    10
    This is, without question, the strongest Thursday album to date. The band has undergone some metamorphosis in the last seven years and it'sThis 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
  3. Apr 23, 2011
    10
    Thursday is a very unique band. They're never comfortable with staying traditional and No Devolucion is no exception. The singer, GeoffThursday 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.
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  4. Apr 13, 2011
    10
    Thursday has been producing albums of substance for over a decade and No Devolucion is no departure from this trend. For those of you familiarThursday 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
  5. Jun 9, 2011
    8
    As someone who discovered Thursday only when they released their album 'Common Existence', I have been more inclined to listen to their newerAs 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
  6. j30
    Dec 12, 2011
    7
    Solid release from these emo punks via New Jersey. I was impressed with the musicianship and lyrics of the album. The song structure isSolid 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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