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After spending the better part of the last few years shattering the nostalgia tag, Taking Back Sunday have embraced it fully with Twenty, their career retrospective. We really can’t blame them though; it’s not every day a band can celebrate being two decades under the influence—of some killer tunes that is.
Spanning their seven full length LPs, the compilation features 19 bouts of retro goodness. Embracing their past, present and future; the four piece have also thrown two new tracks in the mix with record exclusives, All Ready to Go and A Song for Dan. Continuing to tread their alternative path, the tracks mark the next steps in their musical journey.
With Twenty, Taking Back Sunday have proved that, even after all these years, they’ve still got the mic and the mosh pit in the palm of their hands.
But the real appeal of the record is its ability to send you on a trip down memory lane (or its ability to make you feel really, really old). Whether you’re reminiscing of days when your jet black jeans were skin tight and your eyeliner wings could cut a bitch, or of night drives spent blaring Taking Back Sunday through car stereos, Twenty will take you back to the moment you first got acquainted with the emo icons.
Aside from blasting your ears with the sweet sound of days gone by, the throwback tracks do a great job of chronicling Taking Back Sunday’s growth (or you know, your own personal growth if the New York crew sound tracked your teen years). With Twenty, Taking Back Sunday have proved that, even after all these years, they’ve still got the mic and the mosh pit in the palm of their hands.
STANDOUT TRACKS: You’re so Last Summer, MakeDamnSure, A Decade Under the Influence
STICK THIS NEXT TO: The Used, My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail
Catch Taking Back Sunday at the following dates:
Wed 9th January // HQ // Adelaide
Fri 11th January // 170 Russell // Melbourne
Sat 12th January // Unify Gathering // Tarwin Lower
Mon 14th January // The Metro Theatre // Sydney
Tue 15th January // The Metro Theatre // Sydney
Wed 16th January // The Triffid // Brisbane
Thu 17th January // The Triffid // Brisbane