AFI - Decemberunderground
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Based on 10 reviews
2006 Ratings: #158 / 612
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Based on 25 ratings
2006 Ratings: #87
June 6, 2006 / Release Date
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Something to take note of if you're a fan of that accessible, mid-2000's post-hardcore sound. Even as someone who's not the biggest fan of that wave of the genre, DECEMBERUNDERGROUND is one of my favorite albums ever. Something special.
DECEMBERUNDERGROUND is the most fun I've had with an AFI release. Strong production and some of the catchiest hooks I've heard from these guys. While it does trail off a bit, the first half of this is something to behold

Best: Kill Caustic, Miss Murder, Summer Shudder, Love Like Winter, Affliction

Worst:.37mm, The Interview
This will always be the most confounding AFI release - it's the peak of AFI's popularity and it's the last time they still retained a semblance of "classic" AFI vibes, but it's uneven and some of the chances they take are a bit of a miss. It also wound up sounding so of its time... and like they were maturing in reverse or something. Out of all their releases this is the only one I can't escape the feeling "this is music for teenagers." Even though I hate that feeling and ... read more
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