Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want To Be came out 8 years ago today on Victory Records. Please feel free to discuss what the record means to you in the replies. It's a staple for many of us around here.
This record holds so many memories for me. I was training to be a lifeguard and one of the kids training with me brought up that he had the illegal version of the record. Of course the dude made me pay him for it or something but it didn't matter because this was TAKING BACK SUNDAY'S new record. I don't get excited for records anymore like I did back in high school. I remember them being on warped tour that summer as well and my buddy hurting his knee in some really lame mosh pit. The production on the record isn't perfect but it has a rawness that really fits the sound they were going for. I love the original lineup and I am happy they are back together but this is my favorite Taking Back Sunday record, mainly because of the memories it holds and how it fits that time in my life.
The only record I listen to from TBS anymore. I remember hearing this for the first time and thinking the band had gotten "stronger" sounding, whatver that means. "A decade under the influence" was also the catchiest thing I'd heard in a while. It felt like 3 really good songs put into one track. Loved it.
SUGGESTION FOR AP STAFF: It might help to include the tracklisting in these " remember this recrod?" posts to help (quickly) jog people's memories and spur further discussion. Just a thought.
Love this album. Such a great summer album. I feel like this is the last era of bands who's sophomore albums were a big deal, because bands still were given opportunities and resources to get "huge." Other albums that give me this feeling are In Keeping Secrets, Deja (obviously) and for some reason 1985 by Rufio.