A Day To Remember - Homesick
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2009 Ratings: #97
February 3, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Victory Records / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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Homesick, produced by New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert, is predominantly an album about feeling just that; an emotion stemming from the dizzying couple of years that have ensued since the Ocala, Florida-bred band broke out with 2007’s For Those Who Have Heart.


A collection of perfectly executed and fairly standard clean vocal post-hardcore emo-pop that both revels in and illuminates the limitations of the genre.


Crank up what annoys 90% of people about punk music these days, and that’s what Homesick is.

If I'm going to close out this trip down memory lane it requires taking a step back one year prior to 2010 and revisiting the album that started it all for me in terms of the hardcore/metal scene.

And yes, I see that score too. I promise I'll explain in due time.

Back in 2009 I saw A Day To Remember live for the first time as they were touring on Homesick. i was a fifteen year old kid slowly transitioning out of my emo phase of that started around 2006 (they said it was only a phase) and ... read more
Homesick is an album that really blends pop punk, hardcore and metalcore in a brilliant way. The riffs from the punk style riffs to the heavy palm-muted riffs are done really well on this album. The drumming is done brilliantly aswell. The vocals are something I love. Jeremy McKinnen has a very nice screaming technique and I really like his singing. Some songs are a lot heavier whilst some are more punk and not as heavy. Some songs are more fun whilst some have these really sad undertones. Some ... read more
It's hard to believe this album is 10 years old...it's a pop punk classic. Or a metalcore classic? I don't know.
I've always admired A Day to Remember for mixing metalcore and pop punk. The brash guitars and growls mixed with sing-along vocals still manage to grasp my attention. Lyrics range from songs about loss, love and homesickness. Literally.
Still holds up fairly well. ­čĄś
This is one of my favorite albums from this band.
I think its a really good record, if you disagree thats fine
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Track List

  1. The Downfall of Us All
  2. My Life for Hire
  3. I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?
  4. NJ Legion Iced Tea
  5. Mr. Highway's Thinking About the End
  6. Have Faith in Me
  7. Welcome to the Family
  8. Homesick
  9. Holdin' It Down for the Underground
  10. You Already Know What You Are
  11. Another Song About the Weekend
  12. If It Means a Lot to You
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Added on: December 9, 2013