AFI (The Blood Album) [Only @ Best Buy] [CD]

  • Artist: AFI
  • SKU: 5711033
  • Release Date: 01/20/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (77 out of 82)

Songs


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  • Dark Snow
  • Still a Stranger
  • Aurelia
  • Hidden Knives
  • Get Hurt
  • Above the Bridge
  • So Beneath You
  • Snow Cats
  • Dumb Kids
  • Pink Eyes
  • Feed From the Floor
  • White Offerings
  • She Speaks the Language
  • The Wind That Carries Me Away


Overall customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    LAB13
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    With every album, AFI changes up their sound. I love this about them. If I wanted to hear the same album, I would just listen to one album all the time. AFI is always reinventing themselves and The Blood Album (technically self titled) is no different. It's not quite as dark as Burials. Not quite as upbeat as Crash Love. The singles, Aurelia, White Offerings and Snow Cats are all catchy. However, So Beneath You, Pink Eyes and The Wind That Carries Me Away are stand out tracks with the latter beautifully showcasing each members' talent. And for the old school fans, there are plenty of classic Davey "Ohh ohh"s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not their greatest

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    HBDad
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    AFI now sounds like a slightly harder version of the Cure! Not a bad thing but it you are looking for another "Shut Your Mouth", "Black Sails...", or "The Art Of Drowning" you will be disappointed. Definitely a good melancholic release but any screaming and punk/hardcore aggression is mostly absent. Track 7 opens with a guitar tone reminiscent of their first two albums which caught me off guard. There's some really good stuff on this album though even if it lacks diversity though the last track works against that assessment by opening with a weird bluesy trucker bar feel at first. Just check it out but do it with an open mind!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Davey and Jade saga continue

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    Raja
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    The songwriting skills and team of DH and JP continue in this newest effort of AFI. Great to see the band still making and writing awesome songs and pushing the envelope while other bands who were in the same ilk years ago are now gone and/or have faded away. Always great production and musicianship. They take all of their past influences of the 80's and infuse new life and sound into these gems. Also check out Blaqk Audio - The DH & JP side project which has been also releasing killer music. Turn it up and enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid slbum with classic AFI elements

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    Jetblacknewyear
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    This album starts off quite differently than previous albums with a noticeable synth lead (which I enjoy), but the second song introduces a classic fast paced anthemic AFI chorus. There's a lot of experimentation throughout with tracks like "Feed From the Floor", but there's also plenty of familiar sounding songs, such as "Hidden Knives", "Dumb Kids" and "White Offerings". The album closer is quite a departure for the band, but still enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not horrible but not great

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    Greatvalue
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    As far as AFI albums go, this album lacks some of their usually creativity. That's not too say it's awful. It just doesn't seem to have the same flair or energy that previous albums have. Bands change as they age and mature. Throughout the years AFI typically has stylistic changes with every album and evolves their sound. This album was a solid AFI album but there wasn't any evolution. No doubt, there are some great tracks that stand out. However, overall, they album sounds a little routine and flat.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You'll love it if you are an AFI fan

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    SrLongBeach562
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    You probably wouldn't buy this album if you didn't know who the band was so I'll skip that part. If you started listening to them any time after Sing the Sorrow, you should really dig this album. Once again, you will hear influences from The Cure and Bowie but this time you get a Depeche Mode feel on some of the songs. There's even some of their punk roots that make an appearance on the album. Over all, I feel it is the best work they have put out post DECEMBERUNDERGROUND.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An OK album

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    Recondite8a
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    AFI has changed a lot since the beginning of their career, they have cemented quite a reputation, but I have mixed feelings about this album. It isn't cohesive musically, there's mixed sounds and mirages of previous albums, December Underground, Sing The Sorrow, Burials, and maybe a tiny bit of The Art of Drowning. The blood album is not a bad album it's just not as good as AFI's previous work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Afi blood album

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    bbChanbb
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    A solid album but I can't help but feel compelled to compare it with past albums. A lot better than Crash Love but no where good as Sing the Sorrow. In line with Burials but with the appeal of December Underground. A poor first track with no real notable intro tracks like Miseria Cantare or even Prelude. -- Black Sails will always have a place in my heart. You'll find this album at most B+

    I would recommend this to a friend



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