07:36 AM on 08/06/13
I found a spark in the normal.
I absolutely love the songs Sins and Miles Apart but nothing else is really sticking out after a few listens.
07:54 AM on 08/06/13
i like this band a lot. the cd is not bad by any means, but imo i think they lost some originality with this cd. That and I love the passion with AJ, but it comes off as trying too hard alot in part. Wish the vocals weren't raspy the whole time unlike the previous albums. His yelling goes SHARP a lot during the cd. It'll be a grower for me. 7/10
08:12 AM on 08/06/13
This album is not very good at all
08:24 AM on 08/06/13
it's pretty horrible. yes.
08:42 AM on 08/06/13
Every cloud is in your way
10:43 AM on 08/06/13
On my third listen now. Not grabbing me immediately like War Paint did. That's not necessarily a bad thing, I'll need more time with it. I definitely hear the change in AJ's voice, but I don't find it to be nearly as pronounced as a lot of people were making it out to be. Still sounds like AJ, still unique, and I don't find it to be too overbearing or raspy.
Still, though, in both of my subsequent listens, I've found myself most excited to hear "Catholic Girls" and "Miles Apart" again, two tracks I'd already heard prior.
12:03 PM on 08/06/13
Album is good, but the vocals are actually a bit of a turn-off at times, which is a shame because I loved AJ's voice on previous albums.
Wish he'd focus more on tune and melody rather than sounding like he smokes 80 a day in every song.
12:31 PM on 08/06/13
I surprisingly liked this a bit, considering i gave no interest in the band before due to the drama bullshit.
12:55 PM on 08/06/13
I'm a Mark, who thought I was a Tom
For a band that has "bad band drama" to quote Jason, ha, they make some pretty swank records. I can't wait to check this thing out.
01:12 PM on 08/06/13
I was so disappointed by this album and it was one of my most anticipated ):
I guess Bryan had a lot to do with the guitar work on the first 2 albums.
01:47 PM on 08/06/13
I Read but Rarely Comment
I really want to like this album, but I had to shut it off mid way through track 5.
04:22 PM on 08/06/13
War Paint =10, Golden Record=7.....maybe it's a grower, but there are some amazing songs on here, and then some really boring songs too
08:18 PM on 08/06/13
Miles Apart is a great jam
05:57 AM on 08/07/13
After listening to this album in full over 10 times, I must disagree which is rare since I typically think Drew is spot on.... I loved TDS first 2 full lengths. Thought the musicianship was great, emotionally charged and just melodramatic to listen to, which I love. The thing that I simply cannot get into on this record is the vocal performance. I typically love emotional yells, etc. but it is way to excessive for me. I feel like the whole concept of singing was completely thrown out the window on this record. Call it whatever you like, but its just not for me.
09:11 AM on 08/07/13
I've enjoyed it. Miles Apart is one of their best songs. Will never surpass the first two records though. The end of Anchor as well... no no no.