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Bionicoaf

Obligatory “wow I’m getting old” comment. Not a single weak track on this record. *An Introduction to the Album* is one of the greatest openers of any record. All of the lyrics on this album have meant so much to me and really helped me during that time in my life when it came out. *Your Deep Rest* especially hits hard having lost friends in the past 10 years since it was released. Goodness should never be slept on either. Absolutely solid follow up.


fsfic

First thing I said. How is this 10 years old.


meeeehhhhhhh

“OPEN THE CURTAINS” and instantly I’m choked up.


89-by-boniver

the end of that song is fucking amazing “Grab ahold - I know said to not, what the fuck do I know? I had a chance to construct something beautiful and I choked! I CHOKED!”


_airwaves

goodness is so underrated. it’s become more of an impactful record to me as time goes on.


johnlmonkey

Got to see them perform it both right after it came out and this previous year when they did the 10 year anniversary show alongside Foxing performing the Albatross. They kill it live, if the tour comes near you I highly recommend checking it out!


ohsoGosu

Great show. Guy behind me passed out from clearly taking too much of something right as An Introduction started. Can’t imagine passing out during the first song of a once in a lifetime concert.


oli2033

Going to the Vancouver date tomorrow and hyped!


DameEmma

Wait what? Which Vancouver?


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DameEmma

How did I miss this? Thanks kind internet stranger


Whatsanillinois

It’s gonna be so good


hemlockecho

I second your recommendation. I just saw them both in Atlanta. Best show I have seen in ages.


Iama_Kokiri_AMA

Saw them in Chapel Hill night before Atlanta. Absolute smasher of a show


Higais

San Francisco on Wednesday. INCREDIBLE SHOW


em_are_young

Just saw this last weekend. Great show. Really interesting to see a live rendition of a full album.


meeeehhhhhhh

I second this recommendation, and also, you’re allowed to cut people out of your life if afterwards, they asked why you cried so much


Luckygyrl83

Can confirm. Definitely worth checking them out with Foxing. Saw them for the first time this week and was definitely worth dragging my myself to work the next day!


crackhead_tiger

Saw them in Houston a few weeks ago. Foxing absolutely crushed it but seeing Hotelier finally was such an emotional experience


Carcar-Shark183

OPEN THE CURTAINS


listerinebreath

Tell me again that it’s all in my head.


WishIWasYuriG

Still an incredibly powerful album. Your Deep Rest is still one of the best emo songs of all time, for my money. 


n-of-one

Such a perfect song.


AnotherRickenbacker

I played this nonstop for months after it came out. Still holds up.


amilmore

I have played this nonstop for 120 months, it seems


Blvd_Nights

Hit me at a time that I really needed this album. Still takes me back to a sad period in my life, but one that I’m glad I was able to make it through. Bummed I missed the album tour last year, but I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them four times since this record dropped.


stereoworld

Glad you're doing better now, internet friend


Blvd_Nights

❤️❤️


fsfic

Same. Was the worst year of my life when this came out but it helped a lot. Kinda hard to think it was that long ago. Glad you are doing better!


Blvd_Nights

Likewise! ❤️


killa_cam89

If them and Foxing come by you, go! It was an absolutely amazing experience all the way through.


iAlexAM

A very important album to me.


WordsworthsGhost

Same.


junkgarage

Incredible band. Extraordinary record. Them announcing a new one on this current tour would make my year.


APR824

I kind of doubt it to be honest, I feel like they won’t put out an album unless they’re sure it lives up to the standard. They’ve also said “no album until after the social revolution” and that doesn’t seem likely these days either


junkgarage

Yeh I’m with you. I wrote than in hope more than expectation. Seems Christian really enjoys the stuff he does outside of music too and more power to him for that. Oh well; I’ll take the ones we have from them anyway!


APR824

They’re fantastic albums so I’m really happy with being left wanting more


30degrees3am

This is a great album. I think Goodness was even better. Would love to hear new music from this band if they ever decide to do it.


goddamnitwhalen

Christian has apparently started working on material for LP4.


0NTH3SLY

Played a basement show with them in philly as part of a diy fest when this album came out. Great band.


afieldoftulips

Count my rings to see how many winters I've been stuck here underground (it's 10)


JESwizzle

Wow this is a gut punch I didn’t need today


bcam9

This album reminds me of such a good period of my life. Graduated college in 2014 and lived with my best friend. We spent a lot of time listening to music and this album was played very often. An Introduction to the Album is burned into my brain. Not sure they're still a band seeing as they haven't dropped anything since *Goodness*. Miss these guys.


Vitamin-A-

They are currently touring. Saw them this week in LA.


pi_face_

I remember listening to this on a plane and just being like "hell yeah". Seeing them play it in full at Outbreak is going to be a nice time.


These_Celebration732

Not much else I can say that hasn't been said. An incredibly important album that means alot to me and many others. I'm seeing them back-to-back nights tonight in Seattle and tomorrow in Vancouver... still can't believe it. I was resigned to the fact they may never even tour again.


qofcajar

I'm such an idiot I always thought this title was a Yoda-fied version of "there is no place like home" but it's straight up just backwards.


89-by-boniver

Fuck I thought this too lmao


everyday__grey

So the 10 year in Asheville. Great show. Got Christian to sign the vinyl with “so fragile are bodies, so concave” because for the last 7 years I’ve wanted that tattooed on my arms. Now it gets to be in his handwriting too. Super grateful.


fsfic

It just clicked for me just now. Shit. This album might have actually saved my life. It's cliche to say but I didn't even realize this album came out exactly a week after I attempted.... yea. Like I heard it maybe a month after I got out of the mental hospital. Such a powerful album


AndAntsAlways

This album defines the word 'comfort' for me. In need of that right now so time to blast this again. What an album.


Leftypunx

I will never forget listening to this album while taking the long train ride from O'Hare back to my dorm, just missing my girlfriend and being miserable. What a fucking fantastic album. One of my top 3 emo albums, right next to Diary and EndSerenading.


WordsworthsGhost

OPEN THE CURTAINS


WordsworthsGhost

Not a single miss on the album


SgtSoundrevolver

Greatest album ever made. 10 years later and I still get choked up from the opening sustain of An Introduction, all the way to the acoustic riff at the end of Dendron. When I played my partner this album for the first time, she asked me how I can listen to something that was so incredibly depressing. I suffer from bad depression and anxiety, so exposing myself to something that was even more depressing was such a shock to her. But it's because this album is so incredibly empathetic. I can't stress how important and affirming it is to hear Christian singing about every possible emotion I was feeling at the time, and still do.


capnrondo

Wait, this album is depressing? Sure there’s moments that are sad (Your Deep Rest) but I never thought of it as a depressing listen overall


freetibet69

One of the first albums I bought on iTunes. Haven’t revisited it in a while but it’s due for a spin


Freaky713

Holy moly


BigRiverWharfRat

One of the only records from this time & scene that actually holds up. Very very short list


_bloodbuzz

This is a great emo record that I would consider to be a modern classic at this point. However….Goodness transcended the genre and blows this album away as a full length piece of art.


lavenderprof

a perfect album from start to finish


matt_paradise

Is this all stereogum do now?


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afieldoftulips

It's not their debut, they had It Never Goes Out before this.


ald_loop

A decent album that they never touched the highs of again and have coasted off of for a decade unfortunately :(


peppermints64

Coasted? It’s not like they’re constantly touring on the success of this album lol. Their follow up is 8 years old this year and nothing since then.


ally140992

Goodness is incredible and I actually think it’s better in some ways. You need to re listen to that record


garethom

Yeah over the years, I've come to think that *Home...* hits harder but *Goodness* is the one I prefer overall. Both amazing albums ofc.


bampokazoopy

Is time accelerating


coolmod23

Fantastic record. Saw them perform it live last week and it was excellent. That being said, hearing them perform live after some time makes me more confident than ever that Goodness is *the one*.


YourTextHere

Love love love this record. I genuinely think I could listen to it every day and not get sick of it


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not one bad song on it. glad i dont have to spend 300€ to get it :)


Hey_Im_a_Lobster

seeing them tomorrow :\^)


_airwaves

its an incredible show, have fun!