Twenty from Taking Back Sunday is out now. It’s a collection of songs gathered over the band’s twenty years in existence twenty of them to be exact (+two new ones.) It’s a celebration of the Long Island band’s best material.
The band did a good job of curating this material. There’s not a song on here that doesn’t belong and except for “Great Romances of the 20th Century”, there’s nothing that’s been really left off. Twenty is a fun listen that groups its songs chronologically by album but sets the track list inside of the album to make things flow well. The result is an album that’s longer than 70 minutes but flies by like you’re only listening for twenty.
The choices for the best of collection were outstanding, but the two new tracks on the record are extremely good too. “All Ready To Go” is just a pure Taking Back Sunday song and “A Song for Dan” is a ballad that tugs at the heartstrings and is relatable to anyone who has lost someone.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since “Cute Without The ‘E’” came out, but here we are, and Taking Back Sunday is still around and still jamming out. Good for them. This record is a celebration of a band that’s earned their share of respect for twenty years of making great music.