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  • Summary: This is the major-label debut for the Bay Area punk rockers (whose initials stand for "A Fire Inside"), who got their start in Ukiah, Calif. in 1991. Garbage's Butch Vig produces.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sing The Sorrow soars with the kind of melodies hit singles are made of, yet it somehow persists with AFI's esoteric darkness. [Apr 2003, p.69]
  2. A well-crafted mix of hardcore bluster, determined melody and anthemic grandness that boasts depth and texture rarely heard from the Warped Tour ilk.
  3. It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
  4. Just when the strings, piano, and rainstorm effects threaten to turn Sing the Sorrow into a My Dying Bride album, there is a burst of hardcore like "Dancing Through Sunday" to recall California pioneers of the genre like Dead Kennedys or SST transplants Husker Du.
  5. Longtime fans might take it like a kick to the head, but this band is clearly moving toward bigger things.
  6. Sing the Sorrow is not exactly a concept album, but it does have a singleness of dark purpose that builds in momentum as the disc progresses.
  7. The songs combine the most pretentious and overworked elements of their influences. [21 Mar 2003, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 130
  1. Vanessssa
    Apr 26, 2003
    10
    This cd fuckin roks...along with every other afi album
  2. DK
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    Excellent CD.
  3. CamiiH.
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    I absolutely adore this album! I is one of my favorite albums created by this glorious band. It is filled with the deep emotional impact of I absolutely adore this album! I is one of my favorite albums created by this glorious band. It is filled with the deep emotional impact of the world and the people in it. I rate this album a 10 because it is truly exquisite. Expand
  4. Mike
    Sep 9, 2003
    10
    I never heard of AFI before MTV2 played it and i didn't pay much attention until i just started humming it, and couldn't get it I never heard of AFI before MTV2 played it and i didn't pay much attention until i just started humming it, and couldn't get it outta my head, Loved the album Expand
  5. Thors
    Feb 27, 2004
    10
    i havnt come across anyone yet who doesnt like this cd. i played it for my old man and he was rockin out with me!!!! i cant wait to find out i havnt come across anyone yet who doesnt like this cd. i played it for my old man and he was rockin out with me!!!! i cant wait to find out what they will come up with next. Expand
  6. Eichmann
    Feb 4, 2005
    10
    Best lyrics I have Ever read
  7. curefreak
    Jan 21, 2005
    2
    ugh i truly was looking forward to this cd but from the sound of things theyre appreciation of the gothic culture doesnt go very far, dark ugh i truly was looking forward to this cd but from the sound of things theyre appreciation of the gothic culture doesnt go very far, dark eyeliner and cure t shirts can only get you so far i expected this to be a half and half mixture of goth and punk what did i get? a lame ass punk whos singer sounds like he got racked in the balls with very very lightweight bits of goth rock for example like the cello that was buried way back in the background or calling there fan club the despair faction? get real the band would do better if they find a new singer seriously he cant sing and he writes some god awfull poetry, the only reason i gave it a two is for the hit song girls not grey unfort 90% of the record sounds exactly like that one song where i cant even remember wich one was the hit single Expand

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