The Constant (Story of the Year album)

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The Constant
Studio album by Story of the Year
Released February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
Recorded Mid 2009
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore
Length 41:42
Label Epitaph
Producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Story of the Year chronology
The Black Swan
The Constant
Page Avenue: 10 Years and Counting

The Constant is the fourth studio album by American rock band Story of the Year. It was released on February 16, 2010 through Epitaph Records, and like the band's previous record, was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette who has also produced albums by Alter Bridge, Chevelle, Escape the Fate, blessthefall, Fact, and A Change of Pace. This is the last studio album to feature bassist Adam Russell who left the band in 2014.[1]


Frontman Dan Marsala explained that the album title symbolizes the band's work ethic and commitment to both themselves and their fans. "Music is the constant thing in life for us," he said. "When I go to bed I think about music and when I wake up it's the first thing on my mind. The Constant can mean anything; hopefully our band will go on forever and we want music to remain a constant thing in our lives no matter what." [2]


The band uploaded a new song "To the Burial" to their Facebook page on October 23, 2009. The song was also released on the iTunes music store on November 27, 2009. On December 10, Russell and Phillips premiered "I'm Alive" from the album on the Point radio station. As stated on their Twitter, the band released "I'm Alive" as an official single on January 5, 2010. "I'm Alive" impacted radio on February 2, 2010.[3] The band had a concert on March 4, 2010 exclusively for all fans that bought their CD at Vintage Vinyl record store starting February 16, 2010. On August 9, 2010 the band announced that the next single off the record will be "The Dream Is Over".[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100)[4]
Review scores
Source Rating (73%)[5]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press (6/10)[4]
Q 3/5 stars[4]
Rock Sound 6/10 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic (3.5/5)[8]

The album debuted at #42 on the Billboard 200 charts with sales of 14,115.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dan Marsala and Adam Russell, all music composed by Story of the Year

No. Title Length
1. "The Children Sing" 4:07
2. "The Ghost of You and I" 3:55
3. "I'm Alive" 4:15
4. "To the Burial" 3:48
5. "The Dream Is Over" 3:52
6. "Remember a Time" 4:05
7. "Holding On to You" 3:43
8. "Won Threw Ate" 3:44
9. "Ten Years Down" 3:53
10. "Time Goes On" 4:06
11. "Eye for an Eye" 2:14
Total length: 41:42


Story of the Year


  1. ^
  2. ^ I'm Alive Songfacts
  3. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. January 26, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for The Constant". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Beringer, Drew. "Story of the Year - The Constant". Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Review: The Constant". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Jen. "Story of the Year - The Constant". Rock Sound. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Davey Boy (15 February 2010). "Story of the Year - The Constant (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

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