No One Can Ever Know - The Twilight Sad

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Feb 7, 2012
    The bleakest of the band's albums, No One Can Ever Know works because The Twilight Sad knows exactly what old bits to jettison and new ones to embrace without tinkering with its cold, black heart.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 24, 2012
    The Twilight Sad are one of those band s that should be huge, but for whatever reason have failed to make it on to radio playlist. A that is one gigantic shame. With this new release TTS have moved to a more Synth style of music. the albums is a corker from track one Alphabet to the closing Kill It in the Morning. Standout tracks Dead City and Nil and first single Sick will make sure you listen more than once. Now if only we could get them to tour Australia. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    "No One Can Ever Know" is the third, industrial and somewhat darker than its predecessor "The Wrong Car" album from Scottish band The Twilight Sad. They still relies on melodic indie rock - on the album used mainly synth backgrounds and slightly electronic inserts ("Sick", "Do not Move"), highlighted role of the bass in "Do Not Look At Me" and much more spontaneous "Another Bed" or introduced piano theme in "Not Sleeping". Despite all of these treatments, compositions seem awfully similar to each other, sometimes even dull. What's more vocal line - which also not everyone will relish - only completes this feeling. Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    I was a fan already with their first two albums, but this album is an apotheosis. Listeners who are not already in love with Joy Division have no background to truly judge this album, because this is the best thing in this genre of music since Closer. Is the whole album really a requiem for a dead mother? I would love to spend a night drinking with James. The thing about this album is that once you get it, after at least 3 listens, is every song is great. This album has been a drug that you can not get enough of....not since The Nationals Alligator has an album been this addictive. Best song, probably Nil, but Kill Them in the Morning and Alphabet are a close second, but hell, every track is just as pertinent to the whole. Full Review »