Thursday’s ‘War All The Time’ Turns 10 Years Old

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On this day in 2003, New Jersey’s Thursday released their third and arguably best studio album, War All The Time, which was their highly anticipated major label debut via Island (after departing from Victory as so many great bands do). With a more mature and polished sound than its predecessor, Full Collapse, the post-hardcore outfit saw far greater success with the album peaking at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

What many thought to be a politically themed album based on its title following the 9/11 attacks was actually based around the conceptual idea of “war” being “love” which is very evident in the album’s melancholic lyrics and tone. The album eventually birthed two popular singles, “Signals Over The Air” and the album’s title track, but War All The Time was an exceptional effort through and through. Songs like the opener, “For the Workforce, Drowning,” and “This Song Brought to You by a Falling Bomb” are still just as much of an influence as the album’s most popular tracks.

Thursday toured in support of the album rather extensively, having been on the road with the likes of Coheed & Cambria, Thrice, AFI, and many more and also filling Warped Tour sets with WATT material for fans to enjoy.

To celebrate the release of such an iconic album, bust out your grey marble vinyl or your white CD and turn Thursday’s War All The Time up to 11. If you have neither of those you can at least stream the opening track after the jump.

Other notable albums that turned 10 today: Saves The Day’s In Reverie, Story Of The Year’s Page Avenue, A Perfect Circle’s Thirteenth Step, and MXPX’s Before Everything And After. September 16, 2003 was a helluva day for music.

Brian Leak

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