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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby sugarandcyanide » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:18 pm

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"One Day Remains" and "Break Me Down" are my favorite AB songs...I've never gone with the crowd. lol
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Mr. Slash » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm

sugarandcyanide wrote:*sits alone in the corner*
"One Day Remains" and "Break Me Down" are my favorite AB songs...I've never gone with the crowd. lol

ODR is also one of my favorite songs, but playing that song on guitar drives me crazy. I have no idea how people managed to play it at this tempo. I mean, AB played it even faster on their Wembley DVD.

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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby sugarandcyanide » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:08 pm

Mr. Slash wrote:
sugarandcyanide wrote:*sits alone in the corner*
"One Day Remains" and "Break Me Down" are my favorite AB songs...I've never gone with the crowd. lol

ODR is also one of my favorite songs, but playing that song on guitar drives me crazy. I have no idea how people managed to play it at this tempo. I mean, AB played it even faster on their Wembley DVD.


I know, it's insane.
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Re: Best and worst Alter Bridge album

Postby gbruin » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:43 pm

sugarandcyanide wrote:*sits alone in the corner*
"One Day Remains" and "Break Me Down" are my favorite AB songs...I've never gone with the crowd. lol

:bow

Other songs get their run, but I always come back to One Day Remains. Brilliant song. Brilliant lyrics. If I could hear only one song for the rest of my life, that's the one.
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby VigilantSteve » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:29 am

sugarandcyanide wrote:*sits alone in the corner*
"One Day Remains" and "Break Me Down" are my favorite AB songs...I've never gone with the crowd. lol

Yeah, for what it's worth, I think One Day Remains is the best song on their debut album. I can't agree with you on Break Me Down though, sorry (but I don't agree with most that it's the worst song on BB, that's Before Tomorrow Comes for me).

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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby LosingPatience » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:23 am

Hard to pick my fav it alternates but love TLH. Walk The Sky my least fav hate it soo much i nearly dropped the band altogether . Another WTS and its adios AB for me

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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Crumbso » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:39 pm

You know, I was thinking about WTS and how I think it seems like, now all the dust has settled, it's a tad bit underrated in the catalogue. I almost feel it would have gotten a much better response if the singles chosen weren't the filler songs. Imagine if Walking on the Sky or Forever Falling were released as the first singles? It would have made a much better impression. Songs like Take the Crown and In the Deep are pretty much filler songs.... I'd probably even push that criticism at Pay no Mind as well.

As usual, this is an album that would have been amazing if they shortened the running order a bit to 40 - 50 minutes. If you eliminate the above three songs + Tear Us Apart then you get an absolutely cracking 43 minute album with very few weak points.
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Andy92 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:55 pm

I think WTS is pretty on par with AB III. I think AB III opens much stronger with Slip to the Void, Isolation, and Ghost, but it gets kinda weak in the second half before the last two tracks. Overall though I think those two albums have about the same amount of great songs and the same amount of filler tracks.

For me it’s pretty much Blackboard and Fortress at the top, The Last Hero at the bottom, and the other 3 kinda shift around in between depending on the mood I’m in.
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Ubik » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:04 pm

Crumbso wrote:You know, I was thinking about WTS and how I think it seems like, now all the dust has settled, it's a tad bit underrated in the catalogue. I almost feel it would have gotten a much better response if the singles chosen weren't the filler songs. Imagine if Walking on the Sky or Forever Falling were released as the first singles? It would have made a much better impression. Songs like Take the Crown and In the Deep are pretty much filler songs.... I'd probably even push that criticism at Pay no Mind as well.

As usual, this is an album that would have been amazing if they shortened the running order a bit to 40 - 50 minutes. If you eliminate the above three songs + Tear Us Apart then you get an absolutely cracking 43 minute album with very few weak points.

Pshhh, Take the Crown is a beast.

I think Walk the Sky is the second easiest listen, front to back, after Fortress. The Bitter End and Tear Us Apart are my least faves but there's enough to them to keep your interest.

EDIT - I'd written "back to front" which made little sense (outside of AB = satanic, obvs)
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby MuffinMcFluffin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:20 pm

Crumbso wrote:You know, I was thinking about WTS and how I think it seems like, now all the dust has settled, it's a tad bit underrated in the catalogue. I almost feel it would have gotten a much better response if the singles chosen weren't the filler songs. Imagine if Walking on the Sky or Forever Falling were released as the first singles? It would have made a much better impression. Songs like Take the Crown and In the Deep are pretty much filler songs.... I'd probably even push that criticism at Pay no Mind as well.

As usual, this is an album that would have been amazing if they shortened the running order a bit to 40 - 50 minutes. If you eliminate the above three songs + Tear Us Apart then you get an absolutely cracking 43 minute album with very few weak points.

I actually decided to not listen to any tracks before its release, but knowing what were the singles while listening to it for the first time, I feel a little different here. I like when there are gems beyond the singles that are "discovered." It's also one of the reasons I like hearing an opening track that isn't a single, or a closing track for that matter. I want to have an inkling that they hook your or cap it off with something that I shouldn't already have listened to.

I don't know, that sounds dumb when I type it but I know what I mean by what I'm saying at the same time, haha.

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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Crumbso » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:23 am

MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I actually decided to not listen to any tracks before its release, but knowing what were the singles while listening to it for the first time, I feel a little different here. I like when there are gems beyond the singles that are "discovered." It's also one of the reasons I like hearing an opening track that isn't a single, or a closing track for that matter. I want to have an inkling that they hook your or cap it off with something that I shouldn't already have listened to.

I don't know, that sounds dumb when I type it but I know what I mean by what I'm saying at the same time, haha.


You do make a good point here. As in, maybe I 'wore out' the singles by listening to them too much before the album came out and they don't really get their due from me now. Although, Wouldn't You Rather has only grown on me over time. It's a legit song. It's also true that some songs are just made to be deep-cuts buried in the album because they work better in context or with repeat listens.

Cutting albums down to 45 minutes or so is just always an exercise I like to do because I love the LP format and it really reveals the best out of most albums but just cutting off a little flab.
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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby The Dissident » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:14 am

Crumbso wrote:
MuffinMcFluffin wrote:I actually decided to not listen to any tracks before its release, but knowing what were the singles while listening to it for the first time, I feel a little different here. I like when there are gems beyond the singles that are "discovered." It's also one of the reasons I like hearing an opening track that isn't a single, or a closing track for that matter. I want to have an inkling that they hook your or cap it off with something that I shouldn't already have listened to.

I don't know, that sounds dumb when I type it but I know what I mean by what I'm saying at the same time, haha.


You do make a good point here. As in, maybe I 'wore out' the singles by listening to them too much before the album came out and they don't really get their due from me now. Although, Wouldn't You Rather has only grown on me over time. It's a legit song. It's also true that some songs are just made to be deep-cuts buried in the album because they work better in context or with repeat listens.

Cutting albums down to 45 minutes or so is just always an exercise I like to do because I love the LP format and it really reveals the best out of most albums but just cutting off a little flab.


I completely agree with it being an incrdible eye opening exersize, so many great albums could have been masterpieces with some "fat" cutting, one that always has been one I'd like to do it for would be Hysteria.

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Re: Best and worst Alterbridge album

Postby Sugar Blade » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:21 pm

Fortress – their most consistent and tight album, and also quite diverse. As a package, that's their best offer.
One Day Remains – no bad songs, best production, very positive vibe and optimism.
ABIII – their best streak of opening tracks, their most heartbreaking ballad (Wonderful Life), their best last song on the album. The loose concept of the album feels very sincere. Insane amount of fillers though.
Blackbird – solid record overall, but it's main feature for me: bleak, but beatiful atmosphere that is almost cozy. And it's exclusive to this album, which I think is a right choice.
The Last Hero – headache inducing production, inconsistency, lethal amount of cheese and naiviety in lyrics, but there are several very good songs here and there.
Walk the Sky – I think I've listened to this album 3 or 5 times and I never want to listen to it ever again. Nothing stood out for me except a few moments that I've heard before in their previous songs. Nice atmospheric intro track and quite good closing track.


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