Rescue - Silverstein
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  • Summary: The Canadian post-hardcore band releases its fifth studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 21, 2011
    80
    When Bayside's Anthony Raneri pops up on "Texas Mickey," it's just the cherry on top of yet another consistently great Silverstein record. [May 2011, p.96]
  2. Rescue is certainly highlighted by its quality tracks, but there is unfortunately a fair amount of filler in what proves to be a merely decent release by this band.
  3. Apr 28, 2011
    70
    Old fans will lap Rescue up (and rightly so), but there's not much on offer here to entice fresh ears and gain new fans.
  4. Jun 24, 2011
    70
    A small number of bands has continued to carry that torch in an effort to find places for innovation and elbow room for fresh sounds without coming off as cheesy or hollow. Silverstein is one of those bands, and with Rescue, they've crafted another great record.
  5. Apr 26, 2011
    60
    With this hybrid sound in their arsenal, Silverstein don't need to worry about reinventing the wheel, but rather are able to think about refining the very good wheel they've been selling for over a decade. While this approach probably isn't going to make new fans out of anyone who just doesn't get what the band is going for, it certainly makes Rescue an easy sell for the initiated.
  6. May 2, 2011
    60
    In Silverstein's hands--a decade and five albums deep now--these very same, well-worn tricks work surprisingly well and it speaks volumes for the Ontario five-piece that this, their Hopeless records debut, fizzles with life and vitality from start to finish. [23 Apr 2011, p.51]
  7. May 2, 2011
    60
    For all its polish and sonic approachability, this is no sell-out record. Rescue may go down easy, but at the album's core, it's still an appealingly bitter pill.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    Silverstein will always have a special place in my heart, and im really loving this album. These guys have an awesome way of, almost changingSilverstein will always have a special place in my heart, and im really loving this album. These guys have an awesome way of, almost changing their sound for certain songs, like the song repalce you and its acoustic version have very different feelings being the same song and like the artist which is a lot heavier than everything on this album. this band is very versatile, which i really appreciate because i dont like hearing the same song with different lyrics, i want a completely new song, and each song on this album has its differences that make each song stand out. now why didnt i give this a perfect ten? yes this album has a lot of emotion but not a lot compared to other releases like discovering the waterfront, and arrivals and departures. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2011
    8
    I love Silverstein, and their new album is the first by an artist I've liked for a few years released this year that I really like. All theI love Silverstein, and their new album is the first by an artist I've liked for a few years released this year that I really like. All the songs are equal to each other, there are enough heavier songs and enough smoother songs in there. None of the songs come off as particularly harder than usual, and some of the environmental overtones that drowned out "A Shipwreck in the Sand" are no longer here. I enjoyed the album a lot, much like all of their previous ones, and if you're a fan, you should obviously check it out as well. I'll even recommend it for non-fans. A lot of songs seem softer than previously, but still have the same Silverstein feel, and if you've yet to check them out, I'd recommend this as one of the albums by them you decide to check out. Expand