Okay, I’m going to cause some controversy(? Discord? Tension?) BUT I’m going to brave the question (that and I need to procrastinate from trying to think of a critical essay topic I should be researching). ANYWAY:
what is your go-to AFI album or albums? Why? Do(es) it/they change with the season?
I’ll give you mine.
In the early fall, it’s Crash Love. It’s one of those albums that just calms me down, and usually the late summer/early fall is an emotional fraught time for me. That album is incredibly cathartic, especially tracks such as “End Transmission,” “Veronica Sawyer Smokes,” and “Darling, I want to Destroy You.”
Now, obviously, middle of fall is always going to be the All Hallows EP (“Fall Children” is my anthem…no, really, that’s my uncle’s ring tone for me). But I usually can’t listen to it from Nov.-April just because I’m depressed Halloween is over.
And then the entirety of winter I’m usually blasting Sing the Sorrow (though last year, The Blood Album got some serious play…actually, it’s still getting a lot of playing time). The album has a very moody aesthetic to it befitting those cold months.
Spring is Decemberunderground time. “Summer Shudder” in particular really sets my mood for the coming terrible sun filled, heat stroke inducing months to come. That and I LOVE that instrumental/weird voicemail sounding bit at the end of “Affliction.”
Obviously I love all of their music, but these are my go-tos for any given time of the year.