The Silver Cord

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The Silver Cord
Studio album by The Classic Crime
Released July 22, 2008
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore
Length 54:04
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette
The Classic Crime chronology
Seattle Sessions
The Silver Cord
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 75%/87% link
The Album Project 3/5 stars Link
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars Link
Alt Press 3/5 stars[1]
Highbeam Review 9/10 stars [2]
Indie Vision Music 10/10 link
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars link 3.5/5 stars [3]
StarPulse 3/5 stars [4] 4/5 stars Link

The Silver Cord is The Classic Crime's second full-length studio album. It was released on July 22, 2008 on Tooth & Nail Records.


The Classic Crime describes their second album The Silver Cord as their "heaviest, darkest album yet".[2] "Abracadavers", the first single from the album, was released on their MySpace page and on the iTunes Store on June 3, 2008. The single, along with "5805" and "Grave Digging", had previously been performed live.[3] "Grave Digging" can be found on the 2008 Warped Tour CD, and streamed at the band's MySpace page. The full album "The Silver Cord" was eventually posted in the band's MySpace Player.

Significance of 5805[edit]

According to a blog entry[4] posted on The Classic Crime's MySpace page, "5805" is a notably meaningful number for the band. In addition to being the title of the fifth track on the record, it is the address where The Classic Crime first formed and practiced. Multiple members of the band have tattoos of this number, and extraordinarily, The Silver Cord sold exactly 5,805 copies in its first week. This amazed the band enough for them to dedicate a full explanation of the symbolism of this number in a blog entry. "The number is of crazy significance," Matt MacDonald said in the blog. "And I can't tell you how BLOWN AWAY we all were to get our sound scan report today!"

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matt MacDonald, except where noted.

  1. "The End" – 1:47
  2. "Just a Man" – 2:56
  3. "Grave Digging" (Robbie Negrin, Paul Erickson, MacDonald) – 3:45
  4. "The Way That You Are" – 3:33
  5. "5805" (Justin DuQue, MacDonald) – 3:39
  6. "Salt in the Snow" (DuQue, MacDonald) – 5:34
  7. "Abracadavers" (DuQue, Erickson, MacDonald, Negrin) – 3:46
  8. "R & R" – 3:48
  9. "God & Drugs" – 4:15
  10. "Medisin" (DuQue, Erickson, MacDonald) – 3:55
  11. "The Ascent" (Alan Clark, DuQue, Erickson, MacDonald)– 1:54
  12. "Sing" – 3:00
  13. "Everything" (MacDonald, Negrin) – 3:34
  14. "Closer Than We Think" – 4:07
  15. "The Beginning (A Simple Seed)" – 5:02


  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette - producer, mixing
  • Dave Holdredge - engineer
  • Jef Moll - digital editing


  • Matt MacDonald - Vocals
  • Justin DuQue - Guitar
  • Robbie Negrin - Guitar
  • Alan Clark - Bass
  • Paul Erickson - Drums

Chart History[edit]

The Billboard 200