No Devolucion

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    80
    No DevoluciĆ³n is an album that could easily make converts out of the skeptical, allowing the band to reintroduce themselves to the world over a decade after their first album was released.
  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. Apr 8, 2011
    80
    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.
  4. Alternative Press
    Apr 8, 2011
    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]
  5. Apr 14, 2011
    76
    Instead of just beating around the prog-rock bush, Thursday now embrace their artsier unknown.
  6. Apr 8, 2011
    90
    By combining these previously worked on sounds in new ways Thursday have created an album that is not only new and unique, but also unmistakably their own.
  7. Kerrang!
    Apr 21, 2011
    80
    After a decade-plus of no small creative achievement, Thursday have outdone themselves. [9 Apr 2011, p.51]
  8. Apr 19, 2011
    77
    What marks "No Devolucion" as an improvement over 2006's "A City by the Light Divided" and 2009's "Common Existence" is that frontman Geoff Rickly and his bandmates have finally written a batch of songs worthy of those complicated arrangements.
  9. No Devolucion is inventive, remarkable, and the first true masterpiece of 2011.
  10. Apr 18, 2011
    80
    The result is a beautifully poignant and cinematic album, a post-hardcore masterpiece.
  11. 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.
  12. Apr 14, 2011
    80
    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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »