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Taking Back Sunday Twenty Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 13:06
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- by Tom Dumarey

What better way to celebrate your twentieth anniversary as a band, than by releasing a compilation album that allow longtime fans to revisit some of their favorite cuts while offering people who are new to your band a handy overview of what you have been up to for the past two decades. Well, actually I’m sure there are plenty of better ways to celebrate, but this is what we are handed by Taking Back Sunday.

‘Twenty’ kicks off by taking us all the way back to 2002’s breakthrough album ‘Tell All Your Friends’ with songs like ‘Cute Without the 'E' (Cut from the Team)’ and ‘You’re So Last Summer’ before heading for 2004 with ‘A Decade Under The Influence’ and then onwards through the band’s other albums. And to top things off, they even threw in two brand spankin’ new songs in the form of ‘All Ready To Go’ and ‘A Song For Dan’.

‘Twenty’ might not offer a lot of new stuff to please the band’s biggest fanst, but it’s still fun to revisit some of the band’s classic songs back from when they were still New Jersey’s emo heartthrobs and then hear them evolve into the rock ‘n roll outfit that released 2016’s ‘Tidal Wave’ over the course of a single album.


Track listing:

  1. Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)
  2. You’re So Last Summer
  3. Timberwolves At New Jersey
  4. A Decade Under The Influence
  5. Set Phasers To Stun
  6. One-Eighty By Summer
  7. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
  8. MakeDamnSure
  9. What’s It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?  
  10. My Blue Heaven  
  11. Sink Into Me
  12. Everything Must Go
  13. Faith (When I Let You Down)
  14. Call Me In The Morning
  15. Flicker, Fade
  16. Better Homes And Gardens
  17. Tidal Wave  
  18. You Can’t Look Back
  19. Call Come Running
  20. All Ready To Go
  21. A Song For Dan