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Forget the Night Ahead

The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2009 Ratings: #373 / 851
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
September 22, 2009 / Release Date
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Fat Cat / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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This is I'd say The Twilight Sad at their most post-punk. What I love about this record is that there is a dark and haunting atmosphere behind these layers of pounding instrumentation. What I don't like about this record though, is that in my opinion, when compared to the rest of the band's catalogue, it's quite forgettable and slightly mediocre. While there are tracks like 'I Became A Prostitute' that stand out as some of the best Twilight Sad songs ever, tracks like 'Floorboards Under the ... read more
Forget the night ahead is interesting while not as strong lyrically as Fourteen autumns and fifteen winters.
I feel like this album is mostly a victim of being in the shadow of the debut. The instrumentation sounds a bit more generic, the lyrics aren't quite as deep, and thematically it doesn't feel as tight as Fourteen Autumns did. However, don't let that take away from the fact that this is still a good album, and one with the same morose lyrics and solid guitar playing you can always expect The Twilight Sad to deliver.
#2 I Became A Prostitute / #3 Seven Years Of Letters
#4 Made To Disappear / #6 The Room
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Track List

  1. Reflection Of The Television 
  2. I Became A Prostitute 
  3. Seven Years Of Letters 
  4. Made To Disappear 
  5. Scissors 
  6. The Room 
  7. That Birthday Present 
  8. Floorboards Under The Bed 
  9. Interrupted 
  10. The Neighbours Can't Breathe 
  11. At The Burnside
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