No Devolucion - Thursday
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 2 out of 25

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  1. 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 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
  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's for the best. Hopefully, there will be more records and this won't end up a swan song.
  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, 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. 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 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
    7
    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.
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
  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 21, 2011
    80
    After a decade-plus of no small creative achievement, Thursday have outdone themselves. [9 Apr 2011, p.51]
  3. 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.