1 - Short Songs
2 - Rescue
3 - When Broken
4 - A Shipwreck
5 - Discovering
Can't put the new one anywhere yet, it's too young, but it will probably end up in the top 3. Great band, great discography, and, as pointed out, quite under-rated. Their Victory-stint didn't do much for outside impressions.
Been a fan of these guys since I was 12 years old, them and Underoath pretty much single handedly got me into the music I listen to today. I wasn't too big on Rescue but the new album is truly killer. I'd have to go like this..
1. Discovering the Waterfront
2. Arrivals and Departures
3. A Shipwreck in the Sand
4. When Broken Is Easily Fixed
I'm undecided where I'll place This Is How The Wind Shifts.. I'm thinking it'll eventually take 3rd, not sure if I can place it above A&D though.
I've only been a casual fan of this band over the years, but the new record is seriously good... and the more I think about their past releases, the more I realize how good this band truly is. Very underrated band
Personally i'd say Shipwreck>Discovering>Wind>Arrivals >Rescue>Broken>Short Songs.
I know Short Songs has been greatly appreciated around here, but I could never get into it, except for some songs. I also love concept albums, so Shipwreck, which got me into Silverstein, and Wind, which could end up getting over Discovering with time, are at the top of the list.
3. Short Songs
3 and 1/2 (I need more listens). TIHTWS
Discovering the Waterfront is just so fucking dynamic. Just look at the time signature changes they throw around in Your Sword Versus My Dagger and Always and Never. Besides the 3/4 time signatures they use occasionally they haven't done anything as complex in that regard as the songs on DTW (except maybe the End). The bridge on Three Hours Back, the riff to Smile in Your Sleep, the breakdown to The Ides of March, the brutality of Defend You just cannot be rivaled. They pulled out all the stops.
That being said, ASITS is a CLOSE second. Shane's vocals improved even more from the DTW days, and the concept of the album is a great aspect. The End is one fucking hell of a closer, featuring just about everything Silverstein can possibly do in one song, topped off with Lights accompaniment. I Am the Arsonist is maybe their best heavy song, Born Dead is a stellar more punk track, Vices has even more brutality and songs like I Knew I Couldn't Trust You and You're All I have are the hidden gems that old the album together.