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The Official Thrice Thread (Top 20's Included)
« on: November 07, 2009, 01:42:57 PM »
Hey everyone is doing it, so I thought I would make a top # thread too.  I think some of my choices will surprise some people.

If anyone else wants to do their own Thrice list when I'm done with mine, you are welcome to.  Shoot me a PM and I'll edit the title once you start your list.



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20. In Exile

It took me a few listens to start liking Beggars.  This is definitely one of the stand out tracks.  I think it's one of Dustin's best vocal performances on the album, and the lyrics are well done.  I like how the song is kind of bare bones and simple; it helps the vocals come through strongly.  The chorus is also well done.


19. Broken Lungs

For a song about 9/11, I think they did an awesome job with it; the references are subtle enough to not be preachy or in your face.  This song has very good instrumentation: the drums are perfect, the marimba following the guitar melody is pretty cool as well.  I love the ending of the song as well (from like 3:19 onward).  This song also came across very well live, on the HOB dvd.


18. Don't Tell and We Won't Ask

I think most people overlook this song.  I've always like it a lot for some reason, and I'm not sure why.  I think it serves as a great ending track to TAITA.  I like the second half of the song a lot, where it breaks down and builds back up.  This song is also pretty cool on the live dvd.


17. Red Sky

Vheissue is my favorite Thrice album.  They certainly captured a unique feel especially with this song.  The intro with the electronic drums is really cool; Thrice would expand on their use of electronic elements on their following album.  This song has a great  and emotive vocal performance, and a great chorus.
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Re: Gwii's Top 20 Thrice Songs
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 02:13:14 PM »
Red Sky, so early? But then again nearly every Thrice album has its great share of gold on it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 04:02:10 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 04:27:14 PM »
Awww... Broken Lungs is one of my top thrice songs.
Good picks all around, though.

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 04:28:14 PM »
If i dont see Child of Dust on here im gonna attack you.

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 06:49:49 PM »
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Re: Gwii's Top 20 Thrice Songs
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 08:27:34 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 09:17:05 PM »
#1: Between The End and Where We Lie
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009, 09:18:05 PM »
Yeah, we all know Child of Dust has the top spot.

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 09:45:06 PM »
Cannot wait to see your results. :biggrin:

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 12:29:10 PM »
16. Moving Mountains

I overlooked this song when I first listened to the Alchemy Index, but now it's one of my favorites from that album.  Who knew Thrice could write a folk song?  The song is so minimalist (it's just vocals, guitar, and the percussion keeping time) and yet it works so well. The lyrics to this song are extremely well written.  I love the acoustic guitar line too.

15. Doublespeak

Another top song from Beggars.  The instrumentation is great in this song; I love how more is added in each verse.  This song has a great chorus that you can't help moving or singing along to.  This song is high on the list of songs that I want to see Thrice play live.

14. Silhouette

How can you not love this song?  At the time of The Artist in the Ambulance, this was Thrice's heaviest song.  It's an excellent use of 7/4 as well; if you don't pay attention you won't even notice the irregular meter.  Thrice is really good at doing that any time that they use odd meters.  This song is also one of the few times that Riley uses double bass, which is cool.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 02:08:43 PM »
All three of these are excellent choices. I would have like to see MM and Doublespeak higher, but that's cool.
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 03:18:12 PM »
16. Moving Mountains

I overlooked this song when I first listened to the Alchemy Index, but now it's one of my favorites from that album.  Who knew Thrice could write a folk song?  The song is so minimalist (it's just vocals, guitar, and the percussion keeping time) and yet it works so well. The lyrics to this song are extremely well written.  I love the acoustic guitar line too.

I would rank this song higher, and it's good to see it make the list. :tup

I don't know if you're a Christian, but read 1 Corinthians 13. You'll see where he got the inspiration for the lyrics.

Here is the chapter, really cool to read when you know the song: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%2013&version=NIV

(Not trying to derail or "preach," I just thought it was really cool and wanted to share)

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2009, 03:20:18 PM »
I was actually reading up on some of that yesterday, along with a few other Thrice songs that draw inspiration from bible passages.  It's interesting.
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Re: Gwii's Top 20 Thrice Songs
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2009, 04:09:41 PM »

14. Silhouette

How can you not love this song?  At the time of The Artist in the Ambulance, this was Thrice's heaviest song.  It's an excellent use of 7/4 as well; if you don't pay attention you won't even notice the irregular meter.  Thrice is really good at doing that any time that they use odd meters.  This song is also one of the few times that Riley uses double bass, which is cool.

I love this song :metal Glad to see it on your list :tup
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Re: Gwii's Top 20 Thrice Songs
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2009, 01:22:21 PM »
13. The Arsonist

This is my favorite song off of Fire.  It's the heaviest song on The Alchemy Index as well.  I love the lyrics to this song for some reason; they paint the story and meaning of the song very well.  The part where it switches between 5/4 and 6/4 is awesome.  I wish this song had been a part of the House of Blues DVD; I think it would translate over to a live setting very well.

12. Night Diving

This choice might suprise some people.  This is Thrice's only true instrumental song (The Next Day doesn't really count).  This song always puts me in a relaxed mood.  I love how the song builds up, comes down, then builds back up again.  The quarter note rest in the main melody (distortion guitar) is also cool; it makes the melody start on an offbeat every time.  I wouldn't mind Thrice doing some more instrumentals like this in the future.

11. Stare at the Sun

No list would be complete without this song in it.  It's a great well known Thrice anthem, and for good reasons.  This song has awesome lyrics; probably some of the best on TAiTA.  The bass part in the beginning is also awesome (Ed does a good job of coming up with cool bass parts that don't follow the guitars).  A Thrice classic.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 01:24:38 PM »
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All excellent choices. I love Night Diving, I agree with all your points really.

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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 01:27:15 PM »
13. The Arsonist

This is my favorite song off of Fire.  It's the heaviest song on The Alchemy Index as well.  I love the lyrics to this song for some reason; they paint the story and meaning of the song very well.  The part where it switches between 5/4 and 6/4 is awesome.  I wish this song had been a part of the House of Blues DVD; I think it would translate over to a live setting very well.

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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2009, 02:26:52 PM »
Another three good choices.  :tup
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2009, 02:50:31 PM »
Good choices so far.
For me, one song that I've just recently discovered is Digging My Own Grave. Really cool song.

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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2009, 03:47:10 PM »
Night Diving is an awesome song, I probably would've put it a little higher even  ;)

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Re: Gwii's Top 20 Thrice Songs
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2009, 11:41:11 AM »
Starting the top ten!


10. Image of the Invisible

Vheissue is my favorite Thrice album, and this song is just an awesome opener to it.  The verses have the call and response thing going on, rendering this an awesome song to be played live (I wish it was on the dvd).  This is another of my favorite Thrice choruses.  I like the electronic drums during the second verse; this was really the first album that Thrice started experimenting with electronic and synth sounds, and they do a great job with it.  This song had a pretty cool video too; it seems to give the song a deeper meaning, but I'm not sure what it is (missing children?)

9. All That's Left

Another Thrice classic, and another set of my favorite lyrics; the vocal melodies and delivery in this song are just great (including the harmonies and backup vox).  There's really not much else to say about this song; it's straight forward but very well written.

8. Music Box

Ha I can't think of any other band or song that uses the sound of a music box in the intro to a song.  This is one of my favorites off of Vheissu.  The chorus to this song is just  :metal  The softer verses are a nice contrast to the choruses.  Again, the electronic drums in the second verse are cool (they might be real, but the sound of they sound a lot more broken down).  The 7/4 riff in the bridge is another highlight, and another example of their ability to use odd meters very well.
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« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2009, 12:34:12 PM »
Starting the top ten!


10. Image of the Invisible

Vheissue is my favorite Thrice album, and this song is just an awesome opener to it.  The verses have the call and response thing going on, rendering this an awesome song to be played live (I wish it was on the dvd).  This is another of my favorite Thrice choruses.  I like the electronic drums during the second verse; this was really the first album that Thrice started experimenting with electronic and synth sounds, and they do a great job with it.  This song had a pretty cool video too; it seems to give the song a deeper meaning, but I'm not sure what it is (missing children?)


Well spoken and a good choice.
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2009, 01:31:32 PM »
I'm going to have to put together my top 20, for the sake of comparison.  I have a feeling it's going to be INCREDIBLY different.  I was thinking about doing the Thrice list when all of these started popping up.  I'm glad you beat me to it Gwii.  It's nice to see all of the discussion revolving around them recently.
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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2009, 01:34:40 PM »
Yeah you're welcome to post your list once mine is finished.  People's lists will probably be really different, depending on if you were a fan of Thrice early on (I know a lot of people only like TAI)
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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2009, 01:43:24 PM »
I strated listening to them around TAI, but I still enjoy their earlier stuff.
Even so, most of my favorites are from TAI and on.

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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2009, 01:47:19 PM »
Yeah, I started listening in high school when Identity Crisis came out.  A lot of the older stuff has sentimental value, so I have admitted bias towards it.  I still like a lot of the newer stuff, but I doubt it will ever eclipse The Illusion of Safety and The Artist in the Ambulance for me.
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2009, 01:51:45 PM »
Regardless, I'm just glad Thrice continues to motivate and inspire people.  Whether people prefer one song over another is simply personal preference.
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2009, 03:00:46 PM »
Not to get too off topic, but have any of you guys picked up the If We Could See Us Now documentary?  You can't help but love these guys after watching that DVD!  I throw it in every year or so just to remind myself why they're so great.
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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2009, 03:36:23 PM »
I meant to get that a few years ago, and completely forgot about it.
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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2009, 07:26:56 PM »
Music Box is awesome, glad to see it on the list  :D

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« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2009, 12:40:18 PM »
Where's Gwii at?  You've got me on the edge of my seat waiting for an update :)
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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2009, 01:48:01 PM »
Where's Gwii at?  You've got me on the edge of my seat waiting for an update :)

Ha, I'm only adding an update once a day.  Here it is:


7. Cold Cash and Colder Hearts

This is the best intro to a Thrice album ever.  Everthing about this song is awesome: great melodies and instrumentation, great vocals (I love how they do it live where they go back and forth singing lines), and great drums.  I love the last minute of this song; there's so much energy (and it's in 5/4).  The strings at the very end are a nice touch as well (perfect seque into UaKM).


6. The Artist in the Ambulance

This is my favorite song from this album, and I think it stands out the most compared to the rest of the album.  The lyrics and their delivery are the best part of this song.  The harmonies in the prechorus are great.  The part from the end of the first chorus to the beginning of the second chorus is one of my favorite Thrice moments ("Look around and you'll see that at times it feels like no one really cares..." up to "There's a line drawn in the sand..."). 

5. Digital Sea

When I first heard this song (which was right after I listened to Fire), I was like, ok this is not Thrice, I downloaded the wrong CD (it was a legal download, so don't get all crazy  :P).  But after I heard it a few times, it grew to be one of my favorite Thrice songs.  It's one of their most unique songs.  After seeing it live on the dvd, my appreciation for it grew tenfold.  I love the synth and electronic stuff in this song; it's the most synth Thrice has ever used in a song.  The lyrics are also extremely well done, they might be my favorite set of Thrice lyrics; the vocals sound pretty chilling as well with the effect they have on them.  They definitely captured the "water" feel with this song.
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« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2009, 02:29:49 PM »
Good Choices.  I'm not a huge Artist in the Ambulance fan (song, not album), but I understand why so many people like it.  I think I'll go listen to Cold Cash and Colder Hearts right now though...
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