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Weekly Poll: Favorite Silverstein Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Henry, Nov 8, 2019.

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  1. When Broken Is Easily Fixed

    3 vote(s)
    5.2%
  2. Discovering the Waterfront

    19 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. Arrivals & Departures

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. A Shipwreck in the Sand

    7 vote(s)
    12.1%
  5. Rescue

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Short Songs

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. This Is How the Wind Shifts

    17 vote(s)
    29.3%
  8. I Am Alive in Everything I Touch

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Dead Reflection

    7 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Rank em, tell us why, or just pick one.

    Link to all of the other polls here. You can leave suggestions for new polls there or here. Whatevs.
     
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  2. The Black Parade

    Now I Know This World Isn’t Spinning Just For Me Prestigious

    Discovering The Waterfront
    Dead Reflectiin
    This Is How The Wind Shifts
    A Shipwreck In The Sand
    When Broken Is Easily Fixed
    Arrivals & Departures
    Rescue
    I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
    Short Songs
     
  3. waking season

    Trusted Prestigious

    Discovering the Waterfront but This Is How the Wind Shifts isn’t too far behind
     
  4. latortuga

    Regular

    Wind or Dead Reflection for me and I voted the latter. I didn't get into this band Wind though so I have no nostalgia for the old stuff.
     
  5. WeWereGiants

    Newbie

    I started listening at Shipwreck so my order is obviously somewhat influenced by that, but surprisingly I enjoy all of their full lengths

    This Is How The Wind Shifts
    Dead Reflection
    I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
    Discovering The Waterfront
    A Shipwreck In The Sand
    Rescue
    Arrivals & Departures
    When Broken Is Easily Fixed
     
  6. Blink182Bouncer Nov 8, 2019
    (Last edited: Nov 8, 2019)
    Blink182Bouncer

    Trusted

    This Is How The Wind Shifts is my favorite album of all time. Every song is 9+/10. The whole concept of small decisions having spanning consequences is so well executed, and the a-side/b-side parallel tracks concept is absolutely brilliant. The fact "This Is How" & "The Wind Shifts" being right/left pans of the same song is so fucking cool too. "Arrivals" is a beautifully heartfelt song, the the "Departures" reprise is so rewarding. Every song has so much emotion. From the very first track, 'Stand Amid The Roar' about struggling with the morality of a life of crime, it immediately is just packed with far more impactful subject matter than most post-hardcore bands. Every riff hits, the drums and guitar tones combined with the scream/clean dualing vocals from Shane just make the listener feel like they're at the top of a mountain taking over the world. The imagery is great. The bridge of SATR is beautiful and such a great example of the band's lyrical mastery. The bridge riff on On Brave Mountains We Conquer is so gnarly and really shows the breadth of Silverstein's metal influences, and the verses' show of Shane's versatility. Massachusetts is an equally hard hitting song, the verse riff is so urgent, and the lyrical subject matter about escaping an abusive relationship is something most bands wouldn't dare tackle, but Silverstein do it so tastefully and turn it into an empowering anthem. A Better Place shows Silverstein's more pop-punk/alternative side but the storytelling and songwriting is them on their A-Game-- heartbreaking as all hell. And that breakdown... OOF. Hide Your Secrets is a perfect power ballad, and once again, a showing of Silverstein's lyricism-- it connected to me when I was a lonely pre-teen and I still connect to it today. In A Place Of Solace is some insane experimental scream/ballad stuff, and shows how the band isn't afraid to take risks. California is just the band's songwriting at it's A-Game and the deserving sequel to California. To Live And To Lose is also a perfect sequel to A Better Place, as it just tears your heart in two from the perspective of the girl who died in 'A Better Place'. With Second Chances is just an awesome rock banger. I've said it before but Arrivals is just an amazing singer-singwriter venture about missing someone, and Departures is equally great, with the reverbed chord progression, the backwards chorus riff. And of course 'This Is How The Wind Shifts' is such a relatable track about the struggle of the human condition and the confusing mess of emotions we all are.

    This was the first "heavy" album I ever got into, after I started listening to rock in 6th Grade with bands like blink-182 & Zebrahead. I saw a drum cover of "On Brave Mountains We Conquer" on the channel of a video game youtuber I liked, and immediately fell in love. This was the album 12-year old me needed, and I'm beyond thankful for it today.

    "This Wind Changed Me"
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    Ranking:

    This Is How The Wind Shifts
    Shipwreck In The Sand
    Discovering The Waterfront
    Dead Reflection
    When Broken Is Easily Fixed =
    I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
    Rescue
    Arrivals & Departures
     
  7. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    This is how
    Shipwreck
    Rescue
    I am alive
    Discovering
    Short songs
    Dead reflection
    Arrivals
    Broken
     
  8. chelsealouanne

    Regular

    I've been listening since Shipwreck, as well, but my favourite is This Is How The Wind Shifts. I think this is their best as a cohesive album, and just overall best sound/vocals, which is why it has some of my favourite Silverstein tracks and ones I return to most. As it was mentioned above, the parallel tracks and concept just made it have the "it" factor even more.
     
  9. I remember loving broken in high school. I don't know if I didn't like the sound of the second record or AP elitism got to me. Gonna have to give them a try. I'll see what ends up coming out on top here.
     
  10. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    Listen to this is how the wind shifts now
     
  11. ur not my dad
     
  12. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

  13. Micool1

    Trusted Supporter

    Wind Shifts. I think it encompasses the best of everything they did on previous records and also the concept was pretty cool.
     
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  14. It was Discovering the Waterfront for years, but Dead Reflection won me over.
     
  15. DesolateEarth

    Birb

    Havent listened to them in a long time but shipwreck was my favorite up to that point.
     
  16. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    Discovering The Waterfront
    This Is How The Wind Shifts
    Dead Reflection
    I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
    Short Songs
    Rescue
    A Shipwreck In The Sand
    Arrivals & Departures
    When Broken Is Easily Fixed
     
  17. Orla

    right on!

    Voted Shipwreck because of how massive that album was for me when it came out, and I still enjoy it a fair amount. Wind is hands-down their best, though, and I feel Arrivals is way underrated.
     
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  18. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    Listening to Wind Shifts rn what an amazing album. Easily their best
     
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  19. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    This is ridiculously hard to rank
     
  20. Tried out Wind and this band just isn't for me anymore. Oh well.
     
  21. disambigujason

    Trusted Supporter

    Silverstein have been one of my favorite bands since I first heard em but TIHTWS was the first that floored me when I first heard it and it gets my vote. DR settled into the 2 spot quickly though, I was so excited when it placed on the site’s EOTY list.

    TIHTWS
    DR
    DTW/SITS
    Rescue (their most underrated imo)
    Arrivals (also underrated)
    IAAIEIT (this one bored me)
    Short Songs
    Broken (good debut but just too raw/underdeveloped to place higher)

    definitely think this band gets overlooked in the best/most consistent discog discussion
     
  22. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Definitely think Rescue is way underrated. Understand the criticism of it not being cohesive at all though
     
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  23. johnnyferris

    Sic Parvis Magna Prestigious

    The top 3 is firmly DTW, Wind Shifts, and Dead Reflection.

    I voted DTW but it could have easily gone to Wind Shifts.

    the rest of their discography is so solid. I can’t wait to see what they have for this new record
     
  24. Billy1432

    Newbie

    Under my opinion
    This Is How the Wind Shifts
    2013
    - Was the Best !
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    Discovering the Waterfront
    2005
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    When Broken Is Easily Fixed
    2003
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    Dead Reflection
    2017
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    A Shipwreck in the Sand
    2009
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    This Is How the Wind Shifts
    2013
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    Arrivals & Departures
    2007
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    I Am Alive in Everything I Touch
    2015
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    Redux: The First Ten Years
    2019
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    Rescue
    2011

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    Short Songs
    2012

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    Decade (Live at the El Mocambo)
    2010

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    A Shipwreck In The Sand (Bonus Track Version)
    2009

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    Rescue (Deluxe Version)
    2011

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    18 Candles: The Early Years
    2006

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    When the Shadows Beam
    2002, EP

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    Summer's Stellar Gaze
    2000, EP

    Four Minutes Being Cool
    2013, EP

    Transitions
    2010, EP

    Support Your Local Record Store
    2011, EP

    Decade (Live at the El Macambo)
    2010
     
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