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A City By The Light Divided

Release Date: May 2, 2006

Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Emo

Record label: Island

80

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Album Review: A City By The Light Divided by Thursday

Excellent, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

It's becoming rather apparent that Thursday have just about outgrown the new-school post-hardcore scene that they were partially responsible for helping to birth in the early 2000s. They've always been a step smarter than the hundreds of bands that appeared in Full Collapse's wake, learning over time to rely much less on the scream/sing dynamic of early releases, realizing that subtle time shifts or powerfully layered buildups can trigger just as strong an emotional release as being simply brash and loud. And considering they were teetering on a breakup before this album was yet a notion, fans should feel even luckier at the arrival of their expansive fourth full-length, A City by the Light Divided.

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