War All the Time (Thursday album)

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War All the Time
Studio album by Thursday
Released September 16, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Post-hardcore, emo, alternative rock
Length 42:00
Label Island
Producer Sal Villanueva
Thursday chronology
Five Stories Falling
(2002)
War All the Time
(2003)
A City by the Light Divided
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Drowned in Sound (5/10) [2]
Entertainment Weekly A− [3]
Melodic.net 1.5/5 stars [4]
P&H Magazine 3/5 stars[citation needed]
Punknews.org 4/5 stars [5]
Q 3/5 stars [6]
Robert Christgau (dud) [7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [8]
Spin (9/10) [9]
Sputnikmusic (3/5) [10]

War All the Time is the third full-length studio album by American rock band Thursday and their first to be released on a major label. The title is from a poetry collection by Charles Bukowski [11] and the band has stated on numerous occasions that it is not political, but rather that it reflects the struggles we all face in our daily lives. This album was produced by Sal Villanueva who has produced all of Thursday's previous recordings. The album was the band's major label debut, and it enjoyed measurable success, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For the Workforce, Drowning" – 3:16
  2. "Between Rupture and Rapture" – 3:03
  3. "Division St." – 4:14
  4. "Signals Over the Air" – 4:10
  5. "Marches and Maneuvers" – 4:27
  6. "Asleep in the Chapel" – 3:46
  7. "This Song Brought to You by a Falling Bomb" – 2:16
  8. "Steps Ascending" – 4:26
  9. "War All the Time" – 4:33
  10. "M. Shepard" – 3:36
  11. "Tomorrow I'll Be You" – 4:07
  12. "Ný batterí" (Sigur Rós Cover) - 6:34 (Japanese bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Geoff Rickly - vocals
  • Tucker Rule - drums, backing vocals
  • Tom Keeley - guitar, backing vocals
  • Tim Payne - bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Pedulla - guitar, backing vocals
  • Andrew Everding - keyboards (on "Division St.", "Marches And Maneuvers", "Asleep In The Chapel", "This Song Bought To You By A Falling Bomb", "Steps Ascending", "M. Shepard" and "Tomorrow I'll Be You")
  • Tim Giles - keyboards (on "Between Rupture And Rapture" and "Signals Over The Air")
  • Gretta Cohn - cello (on "Steps Ascending")
  • Jonah Matranga - additional vocals (on "Steps Ascending")
  • Keri Levens - additional vocals (on "War All The Time")
  • Arun Venkatesh - programming (on "M. Shepard"), engineering
  • Marc Meltser - backing vocals (on "War All The Time")
  • Dave Ciancio - backing vocals (on "War All The Time")
  • Sal Villanueva - production, engineering
  • Rumblefish - mixing
  • Coady Brown - assistant mixing
  • Joe Pedulla - engineering
  • Erin Farley - engineering
  • Lee Zappas - assistant engineer
  • Mike LaPierro - assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Ken Schles - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2003-09-16). "War All the Time - Thursday : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 
  2. ^ Parrish, James (2004-01-06). "Thursday - War All The Time". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (2003-10-17). "War All the Time Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (2003). "Thursday - War All The Time". Melodic.net. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ Aubin (2003-09-19). "Thursday - War All the Time". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Thursday - War All the Time CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Thursday". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (2003-09-10). "Thursday: War All The Time : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  9. ^ Beaujon, Andrew (2003-10-02). "Thursday, 'War All the Time' (Island)". Spin. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  10. ^ Davey Boy (2008-07-16). "Review: Thursday - War All the Time". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  11. ^ "Geoff Rickley Interview". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-06-06.