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  • Summary: The Scottish band's follow-up to its debut album "Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters" was produced by guitarist Andy McFarlane and Paul Savage.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
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  1. The Forget tracks “I Became A Prostitute,” “Seven Years Of Letters,” and “The Neighbours Can’t Breathe” show a band capable of muscling up without losing a fascination with fragile, fleeting moments.
  2. Forget the Night Ahead is a resoundingly superb follow-up to that same 2007 album.
  3. With follow-up Forget the Night Ahead, Graham takes his cryptic musings into a pitch-black place, but he still connects enough to make all the fraught drama worthwhile.
  4. Filter
    70
    Forget The Night Ahead is far from a paint-by-numbers Twilight Sad effort. [Fall 2009, p.100]
  5. It’s a different darkness this time out from the Twilight Sad, but eventually you still find yourself missing the light.
  6. Uncut
    60
    Their heart is evident; they need to find their voice. [Oct 2009, p.115]
  7. 50
    Moments of transcendence occasionally emerge from the murk, but not often enough.

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  1. RobertA.
    Oct 16, 2009
    8
    I've been listening to this album for a few weeks now and I must say I like it just as much as their first album. I love this bands I've been listening to this album for a few weeks now and I must say I like it just as much as their first album. I love this bands sound. The album really sucks me in. I've been writing papers for classes I'm in to this album and it really does surround you in a good way. Can't wait to hear more from this band. Scotland is delivering some very interesting bands as of late. Expand
  2. Jan 17, 2015
    8
    Forget The Night Ahead continues the intrigue, drama and explosiveness of its predecessor, but goes into more shoegazing territories thanForget The Night Ahead continues the intrigue, drama and explosiveness of its predecessor, but goes into more shoegazing territories than progressive ones. It displays charm, delicacy, sorrow and anger in the same old ways; the flame is intact. Expand
  3. Jun 2, 2020
    8
    With The Twilight Sad's "Forget The Night Ahead", it seems they never heard of the concept of the difficult 2nd album. An effortless follow upWith The Twilight Sad's "Forget The Night Ahead", it seems they never heard of the concept of the difficult 2nd album. An effortless follow up to their debut, album number 2 has enough progression to satisfy anyone demanding change from album to album. It also retains what made their debut stand out. There are more traditional song structures on this record when compared to "14 Autumns and 15 Winters" but it is still a general mood that is the lasting memory of the record rather than any particular chorus or lyric. Another solid entry into the back catalog of one of the more reliable indie rock bands of the last decade or so. Expand