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Thursday: Full CollapseFull Collapse (2001)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: XBFMX
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Before I got this CD I'd heard only a couple of songs off of it, I liked them and I decided to buy the CD. To my dismay my local music store didn't have it so I had to ask them to order it for me. I waited 5 days and payed 16 bucks for it (a price that I thought was pretty outrageous at the time)..

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Before I got this CD I'd heard only a couple of songs off of it, I liked them and I decided to buy the CD. To my dismay my local music store didn't have it so I had to ask them to order it for me. I waited 5 days and payed 16 bucks for it (a price that I thought was pretty outrageous at the time). I went home, popped it into my CD player and pressed play. What followed was something that I wasn't prepared for. It just completely blew me away. I could not believe what I was hearing. I was hearing some of the most intense, emotional music I'd ever heard. I listened to the entire CD without skipping a song (something I rarely do) and each song was a masterpiece. I'd go so far as to say it was flawless. The only thing that would dissapoint me was when the song would end. I wanted to hear more dammit! Emo punk as a category would not do them justice. Sure, they're emotional, but they're so much more. I mean they're just in a category all their own. I can't possibly describe the style and do them justice. The lead vocals are soothing, but behind it is the backup that unleashes pure passion in his voice. The musicianship is just awesome with a subtle touch of piano in some of the songs. I can honestly say that I believe that everyone should atleast hear this CD once. Now I know that some "Hardcore Punkers" are gonna jump on my back and call me an Emo fag and what not. Say what you must, but it won't change just how incredible this album is. The $16 bucks that I paid was well worth it.

 

 
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SteeevePerry (August 2, 2007)

Welcome to August 2007. This cd is still in my player.

Anonymous (June 24, 2006)

This album is really good. I was surprised--they're even o.k. in concert. My first live show was Husker Du (Jan. 86)---saw Bad Brains, the Ramones and MDC later that same year. Been stuck in the 80's. Haven't been too impressed with emo and what passes as punk/hardcore lately, but these guys, I like.

Anonymous (February 16, 2006)

this band has bad ass

Anonymous (February 15, 2006)

good shit

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

this band is the best band in my mind. anyone who disagrees must not understand the cd. there is so much passion and love in it its amazing. and there is no such thing as emo. as cedric zavalla said how can something such as music that you put your heart into not be emotional. im not a fan of traditional emo music but you get it

Anonymous (March 31, 2005)

this is a great cd, thursday is a great band, and i like all of their other albums also.i recomend #2-understanding in a car crash, its a great song.and if you like this album you got to get the other ones also.

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

This is a masterpiece.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

the begining of the emo/screamo trend. but here in switzerland there were 370 people for there FIRST and ONLY CH-sow... but it was cool! :-)

titsandtats (June 24, 2004)

really good album, i know you can compare them to 100 other bands, but fuck it, i like it alot.

slippy (August 16, 2003)

i do think this is a great cd from a band that hasn't yet peaked...mos def deserving 4 stars, but not any more than that.

Anonymous (July 7, 2003)

Mediocre album. A "6" should suffice. Of the 12 tracks on this, about 6 or pretty good, the others... just blah. The ending of "Cross Out The Eyes" is fucking horribly ridiculous though. They should NOT have put that crap screaming at the end.

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

I can't belive it, but I'm giving my lowest rating ever.
I just wanted to tell anyone reading this not to belive the hype. This CD is not too bad, it's got one or two good songs, but even Hootie and the Blow fish had "Let Her Cry". That's right I've just compared Thursday to Hootie.
Thursday is definitely not in a category of it's own. It's emo - and pretty weak emo at that. I bought 'The Used' CD and the new 'AFI' CD at about the same time as I bought this one and I still listen to them a lot more than this thing.
Some standout tracks are 'Paris In Flames' and 'Understanding In a car Crash', but I had already downloaded these songs before I bought the disc.
Most of the rest of the CD was noisy filler. The reviewer said he was moved by the vocalist, but Bert from the Used or Davey from AFI could kick this pussy's ass - and Davey wears mascara.
The misled fanboy reviewer also said he liked the backup vocals, but most of the time there was none. When they weren't screaming -which WAS skillfully done (but not often enough)- there was usually just one untalented Thursday member singing at a time. This left all of the songs sounding the same and left me unimpressed.
So in conclusion, save your money and just pirate the decent songs on the net.
S.O.Y.A.

carmello (February 16, 2003)

thursday kicks ass i totally agree with everything you said ive had full collapse since the day it came out and i still listen to it all the time. when im having a bad day i go to my room and sit there for hours listening to them. sounds like i dont have a life but theyre just such an awesome band and all the space in the world wouldnt be enough for me to type how much i love them

Anonymous (September 10, 2001)

the song "paris in flames" blew my mind.

afarmy (September 9, 2001)

this is a great cd

its pretty original

every song is good, u dont skip one

well

bye it now!!

Anonymous (August 20, 2001)

(i was the guy who wrote the whole thing about its metal and i listened to it more to convince myself that it didnt suck)
anyway i gave it one more chance and ....wow nice work man this album will most likely not revoulutionize the industry thats crap but it will be in my cd player for quite some time---sorry for the mistake

Anonymous (August 20, 2001)

This album just kicks ass. Some of you say they're not original, sounds like a lot of shit out there. but you listen to what? hardcore.. hmmm like the hardcore bands are really original. or do you listen to punk. hmmm same beat repeated over and over. wow that's original too isnt it? And for christ sake, stop the shit with nirvana. Kurt is not a god! fucking 3 or 4 chords per song. Don't get me wrong, I love Nirvana, I grew up on nirvana while i was i high school but it's not the epithamy of music. and the idiot who said this is not punk it's metal... well you should probably just sit and try not to move to much or you will hurt yourself on something unless your mom made shure that the house was safe so you would hurt yourself on a sharp corner or something.
- GTHC

Anonymous (August 20, 2001)

i know alot of people love or h8 this cd. but for those who said its pretty good, and then stopped listneing to it.... you really need to check them out live to get the full effect, kinda liek AFI. theyre insane live, the emotion is...intense, theyre the best.

Anonymous (August 18, 2001)

this is just plain bad. its one of those cds where you spend your 15 dollars and listen to it for hours trying to convince yourself it does not suck. terrible off beat singing where the lead singer cant keep a decent tune and this: ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
my god this isnt punk its metal.

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

man, this cd put me to sleep, only to be disturbingly awaken by those horrible background screams. revolutionize music my ass.- fathead

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

$30,000 - hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Victory doesn't have $10,000. You're a pompous ass to think that Victory could afford $30,000 for a bands Sophomore album! hahahahahahaha - Hatebreed didn't spend that much, Snapcase didn't either, and Victory is going to hand a new band $30k and say, "Have Fun!" - @ Big Blue Meenie, 30K, would buy about 55 full days of recording time. Jesus - you people are so naive....they spent about 10k on this masterpiece.

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

By the way, ATDI will revolutionize the industry. Alas.

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

Am I the only one who thinks this CD is mediocre?

I'll admit, the first time I heard it, the wool was pulled over my eyes. It sounded great, a good balance of scream and melody, some cool song ideas.

But all the songs sound the same. They're almost all in the same key. The singer has almost no range, and he's a pretty cheeseball lyricist, at times downright awful. I'll agree that anyone can put together nonsense and scream it with enough passion that it'll sound good.

Having said all that, I still listen to it. Sometimes its nice to listen to a CD that's predictable and you can hum along with. "Cross Out the Eyes" is a pretty cool song.

But fuck me if this will revolutionize the industry. They are NOT Nirvana, and this is by far a perfect ten (do you work for Victory or something?). They are what would happen if Saves the Day covered At the Drive-In.

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

THURSDAY totally rock!!!
Also check out WATERDOWN from Germany.
Their Album "Never kill the boy on the first date" will blow you away...

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

Well, i guess nobodys gonna go out of their way to review something thats shit unless its for their own site or zine or something, and to be honest, as right as that guy is, i think to complain is just nit picking, which is punk in america nowadays....

coldjuly (August 16, 2001)

yeah he is right....I have done the same thing on 1 or 2, you gotta review shit you hate too. which sounds like a good idea right now.

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

haha, that guys so right!

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Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

Am I the only one here who is tired of these "reviews"? This is not a personal attack or anything, but reviews should be unbiased and should be truthful. Every single review I've read here are positive. Here is the template for damn near every review:

1. Start with some personal story

2. Tell about how great the ablum is. Be sure to use phrases like "I was blown away" and "This is their best work yet"

3. (optional) "Review" all of the songs on the track. But try not say anything bad about any of the songs, because this is a review, remember?

4. Sum up the overall review with phrases like "Definatly buy this album"

Thank you for your time.

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

Yeah......... The albums pretty good, but its a bit boring to be honest.... And to the guy who compared them to nirvana, get your head out yer arse, they're nowhere near as good as nirvana, they're good, but theres way better bands than thursday......

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

thursday can suck my sunday dick.

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

Then take your 30 thousand bucks and hop in the studio and become a music genius, fag.

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

blag. this cd is utter crap...really
terrible vocals. and i heard they spent over $30,000 in the studio. let's face it folks, any band can sound that good with over $30,000 in a major studio. and this is all hype -- "ohhh, the next big thing," but it truely doesn't sound that much different than everything else that's popular right now (boy sets fire, glassjaw, grade, drowningman, etc). emo, emo, emo. if you have black hair and write generically about emotion (just like everybody else these days), you're not a musical genius, and you're certainly not a revolutionary. give me a break...there's no revolution anymore...this isn't punk rock. i saw this band recently too...and good christ, they bored me to tears.

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

Wow, I normally hate emo crap, but this album is fucking amazing.

Cannot praise it enough.

coldjuly (August 15, 2001)

fuck this record is awesome...just proves you dont have to scream and be angry to be hardcore.

Anonymous (August 15, 2001)

I'm sorry, I love this CD, but could you please leave the reviews to people that can actually write? I'm sure you like music a lot, and with another review of this CD already on this page, this mediocre review could easily be deleted.

Kurt_F (August 14, 2001)

Wow, not one mean comment. This is the best cd ever.
-Kurt

Anarchy_Adam (August 14, 2001)

Wee. Good.

Huey (August 14, 2001)

Cross Out The Eyes is a classic...no, wait, the whole cd is...

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

this cd is one of the best cd's i have ever got. Every song is good, you dont skip 1. This band will influence other bands. This is awsome.

Buy it now!

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

Yes i must say, this is one of the most amazing bands i have ever heard. I havent picked up the album yet, but its definitly the next one on my list!

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

yes please, buy this cd. its amazing. they must be incredible live. they are so unique and one of the best bands on vicotry. the song understanding a car crash just produces sheer chills.

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

I think Thursday will revolutionize the music industry, given the chance. Remember when Nirvana came out of nowhere a few years ago and changed the music industry by killing cock rock, well I think they can do the same and kill the new hybrid breed of rap/metal shit. They sound like no one, their style of music is unique, and it makes you listen to this album over and over again. Every song is a masterpiece in its own, and the melody is just breath taking. Cross Out The Eyes is one of the best songs I've ever heard. Emotional mixed in with hardcore has never sounded better or this good for that matter. I recommend everyone, whether you're punk, emo, hardcore, rocker, rude boy, skater, fake, my left nut, it doesn't matter, everyone should have this CD. You want to know what a good album should sound like, listen to Thursday's Full Collapse. Our equivalent to Pink Floyd for our parents years back. Definitely a must for music fans. Perfect 10.

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

Thursday rules. I love this CD.

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