Deep Cuts #22: AFI – 'Sing the Sorrow'
"Misery in song" from the sun-kissed shores of California.
Album: Sing the Sorrow
Release: March 11th, 2003
Last November, Californian punk rockers AFI announced that they would play their acclaimed sixth studio album, 2003’s Sing the Sorrow, in full for the first and (reportedly) only time in their storied 32-year-long career.
This announcement was important, I think, for two reasons:
A one-off anniversary show is a measured act of purposeful nostalgia, a respectful (read: classy) acknowledgement of internal legacy without full-blown pandering and ‘shut up and play the hits, Grandpa’ acquiescence.
Sing the Sorrow (still) slaps, and the classics rightfully deserve their due.
So, let’s talk about the record and why it matters in the restless days of 2023.
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