War All the Time Sensitive as a teardrop, but hitting with the impact of a two-by-four across the jaw, "War All the Time" gives good elegy with its mix… War All the Time Sensitive as a teardrop, but hitting with the impact of a two-by-four across the jaw, "War All the Time" gives good elegy with its mix… 2003-09-16 Thursday
Music Review

War All the Time (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2003; Lead Performance: Thursday

Sensitive as a teardrop, but hitting with the impact of a two-by-four across the jaw, ''War All the Time'' gives good elegy with its mix of emo-punk sincerity and metal-tinged-roar. Thursday don't take 9/11 quite as literally as Jersey neighbor Bruce Springsteen did on ''The Rising.'' Those tragic events serve more as an ominous backdrop for a series of songs about collapsed hopes and relationships. Guitars and drums tangle like mortal enemies, but somehow a chorus still shakes free to shout one last, unfulfilled wish: ''We are cured.''

Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints