Soundscape’s A-Z Of Bands: Taking Back Sunday

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Photo by Camille Nolan.

Taking Back Sunday have had a few line up changes throughout their successful career, very much changing line ups to and from the same members. One thing has remained throughout though and that’s their unique flair and passion for a good tune.

Tell All Your Friends the band’s debut was released in 2002. The album was received incredibly well by critics and really kick started the band’s future success.

It was followed by 2004’s Where You Want To Be. Shaun Cooper and John Nolan both left the band before this album was made. They were replaced at the time by Matt Rubano and Fred Mascherino. The album reached number 3 in the Billboard charts and has been certified Gold in the US. It was mostly received well by critics and allowed the band to continue to grow in success.

The band’s third release was 2006’s Louder Now (which we have since revisited here). It received mixed reviews from critics. Some loved the album saying it showcased the band’s maturity, whilst others found the sound tired and boring. Either way the album kept the band’s success going enough for them to release another record.

Fred Mascherino would leave the band before 2009’s New Again, who would be replaced by Matthew Fazzi. Critics received the album well, but vocalist Adam Lazzara has stated that it’s his least favourite album ever written by the album. Matt Rubano and new guitar Matthew Fazzi were let go in 2010, whether this is part of the cause is unknown.

Shaun Cooper and John Nolan returned to the band to record 2011’s self-titled and final release through Warner Bros. Records. This album was what many critics called a return to form and the band were successfully received.

Their latest album was released just this year. You can read our review of Happiness Is here. It has been another successful release for the band and showcases real development since the original line up have gotten back together.

It never seems set in stone as to where Taking Back Sunday will go next, but they certainly seem to have rekindled some sort of spark, one that we hope continues for a very long time to come.

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