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By a Thread

By a Thread: The Last of the DaydreamsThe Last of the Daydreams (1999)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: SanSan
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when asked, "why should somebody listen to By A Thread?" one of the band members replied, "We are real, no attitudes or fakeness, we play cause we love to play not to make a pay cheque." To me this quote pretty much sums up by a thread's first full length, "the last of the daydreams". The band.
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when asked, "why should somebody listen to By A Thread?" one of the band members replied, "We are real, no attitudes or fakeness, we play cause we love to play not to make a pay cheque." To me this quote pretty much sums up by a thread's first full length, "the last of the daydreams".

The band opens up with what is, in my opinion, the best track on the cd (Surface). When first hearing it, one can't help but think to themselves, "it's powerful, intense, their singer's extremely talented". From there, the cd takes us through ten tracks, all of which have a quite personal, somber tone, yet they don't loose your attention like some other bands who try to create a similar atmosphere in an album. In a way the best thing about this cd is that it does elicit a certain emotion, (some of the songs are able to put a person into a melancholic trance, while others fill you with raging energy). Any cd that can do that is worth a listen.

Where by a thread lacks melody or technicality, they make up for it in honesty, emotion, and simplicity. It's the simplicity about this record that makes them stand out in a crowd of other bands. No flashy solo's or excessive antics. I can't really think of any band that sounds like them, but I would recommend it if you are a fan of Thursday and maybe, Jimmy Eat World. My only reservations with this album is that some of the songs sound similar, this make parts of the record seem monotonous, but that's common amongst plenty of young bands with their first albums

I think that this band is destined for big things. They definitely have the talent and the heart to attract a large following. This one is worth buying. I can't wait for what's next.

 

 
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insidejoke2 (September 25, 2014)

loving this album. reminds me of the heavier Rival Schools stuff riff wise.

mintymoose (January 19, 2003)

ah..man..i love By A Thread..and indeed the song Surface is one of their best..i just can't find this album anymore..besides online..which blows, cus it would cost me a fortune to get it..mehh

Anonymous (December 10, 2001)

Yackity yack, don't talk black. Unless you are.

*Plastic Disaster*

StevieSaintPaul (December 8, 2001)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.... I had the honor of falling asleep to this cd on my way back from Vintage Vinyl in Woodbridge NJ. I'm not enthusiastic that I almost took innocent lives along with me in that pre-melee but I am happy that I downloaded the best song on this cd,which is January 25th, instead of buying the whole LP. Don't get me wrong, they're talented, but they're other songs make me so damn sleepy.

Anonymous (November 28, 2001)

dammit!

i'm gonna kick whoever fed me misinformation... if this is the case i am happy.

-lastnightidied

Anonymous (November 28, 2001)

Confusion.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

by a thread DID NOT break up.... they booted there bass player and he now plays with Speaking Of Heros.... By A Thread has a new CD coming out soon next year

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

they split a few months ago... they've gone on to other projects.

they played their final shows earlier this month (i bleieve).

look for members in "speaking of heros" as well as other projects in the future...

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

When did they break up? That's unfortunate if they did, but it doesn't say anything on their website.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

these guys live show was incredible. so talented... so heartfelt.

too bad they have since split up...

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

i think this is one of the greatest emo-core bands of all time. there songs are amazing and their style is perfect. i saw them with bad religion a while ago and id have to say. they blew the doors off bad religion live

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

i don't like this band at all. they just blend in with all the other emo/core out there. however, they do get props for being one of the few bands to ever come through Lexington,Ky.- fathead

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