Discovering the Waterfront

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Discovering the Waterfront
Studio album by Silverstein
Released August 16, 2005
Recorded 2005 at Capitol Studios/ Maple Sound
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 39:08
Label Victory
Producer Cameron Webb
Silverstein chronology
When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Discovering the Waterfront
18 Candles: The Early Years
Alternative Cover
Re-release cover

Discovering the Waterfront is the second full-length album released by the post-hardcore band Silverstein. The album was promoted with three music videos for the tracks "Smile in Your Sleep," "Discovering the Waterfront," and "My Heroine."

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Drowned in Sound (2/10)[2]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[3] 2.5/5 stars [4]

Discovering the Waterfront received generally mixed to positive reviews. Rick Anderson of Allmusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and commented on how the album sounded "remarkably mature [...] for a band that has only been together for a few years."[1] Drowned in Sound reviewer Brian E. Jemimah panned the album and said that the album sounded exactly the same to When Broken Is Easily Fixed (2003). He wrote: "There is some unremarkable, bog-standard drumming – always the necessary spine of a shit band – and some over-nurtured songs that have so many catchy soaring choruses (peppered with screamo ‘moments’) for The Kids to sing along to that it can be nothing but dull. Add some disgustingly tacked-on strings half the way through and you have more [sic] than enough reasons to press eject."[2]

The track Smile in Your Sleep was included on the game MVP 06: NCAA Baseball's soundtrack.

Tenth anniversary[edit]

In honor of Discovering The Waterfront Silverstein embarked on a tour for its tenth anniversary beginning on the 15th of January 2015. It is a worldwide tour, consisting of US/Canada, Europe, UK and Australia.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Neil Boshart and Shane Told, except where noted. All songs performed by Silverstein.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Your Sword versus My Dagger"   Told 3:00
2. "Smile in Your Sleep"     3:13
3. "The Ides of March"     3:29
4. "Fist Wrapped in Blood"   Told 2:58
5. "Discovering the Waterfront"   Boshart, Sean Mackin, Told 4:45
6. "Defend You"     3:28
7. "My Heroine"   Told 3:27
8. "Always and Never"     3:51
9. "Already Dead"     3:17
10. "Three Hours Back"     3:36
11. "Call It Karma"   Told 4:14
Total length:


Additional musicians

Chart positions[edit]