No One Can Ever Know - The Twilight Sad
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2012
    The Twilight Sad move more in the 'synth' direction on this album, and bring more clarity and tunefulness to the proceedings. Songs like 'Don't Move' & 'Another Bed' have added a direct catchiness to the band's bow, which had previously been glimpsed only through overbearing walls of sound. That's not to say that this is 'The-Twilight-Sad-Goes-Pop', though. 'No One Can Ever Know' is an album that, just like the previous record 'Forget The Night Ahead', delights in hiding things away in the furrows of it's grooves. It's an album full of mystery, that begs to played until it finally submits it's secrets. The Twilight Sad's best record? Only time will tell... But I can promise a close run race. Expand
  4. 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. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    It's been a long time since their debut album was released in 2007 and maybe nostalgia is working against them, but No One Can Ever Know can barely keep the walls interested.
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    [Producer Andrew Weatherall] helped bring out a kind of claustrophobic, harmonic distortion. [Mar 2012, p.113]
  3. They do doom and gloom very well, and more importantly, offer their own unique slant on the sound rather than sound like Joy Division clones.