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Major / Minor

ThriceAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Thrice has been a staple in the alternative-modern-rock world for nearly ten years now. With no real need for introduction, Thrice is known for effortlessly and continuously releasing groundbreaking records. Their eighth album Major/Minor is no exception.

Building off the momentum of 2009’s Beggars, Thrice (frontman/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist ... Read more in Amazon's Thrice Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 20, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • ASIN: B005C3QTUK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,933 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2011 release, the eighth album from the Alt-Rock band. Major/Minor was tracked and produced by long-time friend and Vheissu mixer, Dave Schiffman at Redbull Studios in Los Angeles. Major/Minor was derived in large part by jam sessions and is quite literally the brain-child of all four band members. Comprised of 11 songs, the album possesses an analog warmth and organic landscape reminiscent of indie-music's predecessor; one of the biggest music trends to come from the underground in the 1990's. That's right, Grunge.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New wine. September 21, 2011
Format:Audio CD
You're going to inevitably read reviews that go something like "Why doesn't Thrice go back to their thrash metal ways?"

The answer is that they have already conquered that mountain. Their music is like wine -- it gets better with time, and nobody puts new wine into old wineskins...

So please don't listen to any reviews that focus on what Thrice isn't, or used to be. This review is about Major/Minor, but I will say that there are moments that hark back to Vheissu (Treading Paper has a movement that really reminds me of Of Dust and Nations) and Beggars (the organic feel of Beggars continues in Major/Minor, but things are a bit more polished with M/m).

This is incredibly mature songwriting, both lyrically and musically. Kensrue's lyrics are poetic and profound. The music, written collaboratively, must have been written with the lyrics in mind, because the combination of music and word is seamless. Each song seems to be a study in contrasts, which makes the title Major/Minor very fitting. My favorite contrast is explored most explicitly in Words in the Water.

Personal favorites (so far): Blinded, Treading Paper, Words in the Water, Blur, Call It in the Air.

You don't need to be a Thrice fan to like this. You just have to like good music.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This band seems to be able to change their sound, and do it well, every single album. This quality is very rare in a band, and says loads about their talent. Major/Minor delivers such a wide array of rock from start to finish, and its quite entrancing. Don't expect to hear any synth on this record, just raw guitar greatness. Dustin's vocals are absolutely incredible, and the band as a whole has done a fantastic job with this one. Check out "Treading Paper", "Listen Through Me" and "Disarmed".
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you would expect from Thrice September 20, 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you are a Thrice fan, you know what I'm about to say.....I know you've come to expect greatness.

I said it in my last Thrice review for the Album "Beggars", it is a real pleasure to watch these guys grow from album to album. The fact of the matter is Thrice has knocked it out of the park with "Major/Minor". The intensity of this album both lyrically and musically is unmatched in their catalog thus far. That is saying alot, I know, but after the first spin of the album I just felt like something different is happening hear....EVERYTHING WORKS.

I first noticed it with Dustin's vocal delivery. Know Dustin has always been a powerful singer, and no stranger to releasing emotion, however on this album the honesty and connection to the material is just masterful, he means every single word he says and sings. You can't argue that.

Next, THE GUITARS, where do I start, well, they take it to the next level, sound spectacular, and never let it up.

The 1st time I fully disgested Thrice's album Vheissu back in 2005/2006, I thought to myself, okay this is their masterpiece how can they possibly keep this up in the years to come. Well they certainly have from album to album in the years since, and come dangerously close to topping Vheissu here with Minor/Major. But, I dont want to get into comparing the albums, they are seperate projects anyway, and this one is GREAT in it's own way.

Powerhouse performances from all envolved. Good Job Thrice. Again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrice continues to amaze September 23, 2011
Like "Beggars", I had to give Major/Minor a couple of playthroughs to really form an opinion on it - mainly because both albums have been drastically different from their earlier work (which is what I was a fan of initially). I can see how it would turn some of their fan base off, since there aren't any "heavy" songs on Major/Minor, but true fans of Thrice know that the band is devoted to constantly exploring, pushing, and destroying their boundaries.

Better reviews than mine have covered the musicality of the album, but what really blew me away was the songwriting. Some of the lyrics are incredibly brave, especially the track "Listen Through Me". And, as usual, when I really listen to (not just hear) what Kensrue is saying, it's absolutely breathtaking.

Thrice has yet to disappoint (except for not coming anywhere near my city for their current tour this year).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EPIC!!! September 22, 2011
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Major / Minor is another example of the sheer Awesomeness that is Thrice! Although I have been a huge fan from their first EP, "First Impressions",I have to say Major / Minor is top notch! From Dustin and Teppie's amazing harmonies, to Eddie and Riley's perfect synchronization. This album is definitely a track 1 - 11 adventure. My personal favorite is "Words in the Water". I will say with "Any" Thrice album you pick up, you will not be disappointed. Major / Minor is a definite must for every household.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass this up... September 20, 2011
Another awesome album from the Orange County boys of Thrice. Puts you in a mood that won't let you go till well after the music has stopped. Worth every penny (and more) for any fan of Thrice or anyone who wants to hear excellent music that has substance far beyond instruments, melody and lyrics. Oh yeah, and just as a bonus, the packaging/album art is beautiful. Buy it right now.

Almost 3 weeks with the album and if I had to choose a favorite song or one to recommend, it'd go to "Call it in the Air". Do us all a favor and check it out...and follow the band on Twitter at @OfficialThrice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
Came in time, great under rated album.
Published 1 month ago by Humberto Lopez Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent album. Highly recommend. Some great hooks. Consistent tones throughout the record, and well produced.
Published 2 months ago by corey walden
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Close to this chapter
Looks like this will be the last Thrice studio album we get, at least for quit a while. I think it's a fitting cap on a very good career for the band. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Skippy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Rock Album of All Time
Thrice struck the perfect balance between making a raw rock album and a polished studio product. This is a driving album where every song is very good, if not fantastic. Read more
Published 11 months ago by R
5.0 out of 5 stars matter of taste
Thrice won me over live around 2003. A LOT has changed since then and I can't think of a band that has better evolved and kept interesting. Read more
Published 13 months ago by M. Mueller
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay
As a singer-songwriter I think these are all very well crafted songs and were recorded really well but they really don't do much for me. Read more
Published 14 months ago by k32081
5.0 out of 5 stars just discovered Thrice, very sad about that, very happy about this...
Great album. This band is like a conglomeration of Muse guitarists, the songwriting of the Beatles, the beats of all the best rock/punk music from 2000-2010, but musically... Read more
Published 18 months ago by payaintworthit
4.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl is better than CD/MP3
Digital Thrice sucks! Somebody needed to say it. On vinyl,they are awesome. I wish you could hear how much better the vinyl is. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Geee!
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup.....
Rather redundant and boring. The drum line causes me to want to sleep. Guitar is uninspired and the lyric message is not heart felt although quite imposed.
Published 22 months ago by S. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars WOWWY WEE WOW...
Although I totally dig many things about this band...I think they get better with the release of every disc. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mark S. Sundermeier
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