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The Twilight Sad are a Scottish post-punk/indie rock band, comprising James Graham (vocals), Andy MacFarlane (guitar), Johnny Docherty (bass), Brendan Smith (keyboards) and Grant Hutchison (drums). They have released five studio albums, as well as several EPs, live recordings and singles. Their 2007 debut album, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters, drew widespread acclaim from critics, who noted Graham's thick Scottish accent and MacFarlane's dense sonic walls of shoegazing guitar and wheezing accordion. The Twilight Sad's notoriously loud live performances have been described as "completely ear-splitting", and the band toured for the album across Europe and the United States throughout 2007 and 2008. Sessions inspired by stripped-down and reworked live performances yielded the 2008 mini-album, Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did.

The band's second album, Forget the Night Ahead, marked a shift in their direction; lyrically more personal and musically darker and more streamlined, it was released in 2009 to acclaim. Recording sessions for the album also produced the mid-2010 release The Wrong Car, which followed the departure of founding bassist Craig Orzel in February 2010. The Twilight Sad's third album, No One Can Ever Know, was released in February 2012 and marked another stylistic shift, with the band citing industrial music and krautrock influences for a darker, sparser sound. The band's fourth album, entitled Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave, was released in late October 2014 to universally positive reviews, and was the band's last album with founding member Mark Devine, who left amicably in January 2018. The Twilight Sad's fifth studio album, It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, was released in January 2019 to further critical acclaim.

The band has described their sound as "folk with layers of noise", and music critics have described the band as "perennially unhappy" and "a band that inject some real emotion and dynamic excitement into a comparatively standard template."

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2007Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen WintersThe Twilight Sad3.55
2009Forget the Night AheadThe Twilight Sad43
2012No One Can Ever KnowThe Twilight Sad3
2014Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to LeaveThe Twilight Sad3
2019It Won’t Be Like This All the TimeThe Twilight Sad2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2008The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the RoadThe Twilight Sad2

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2014Live at Paisley AbbeyThe Twilight Sad1
2020IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME LIVEThe Twilight Sad1
2020Òran Mór 2020The Twilight Sad1
2024Stripped BackThe Twilight Sad1

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2012No One Can Ever Know: The RemixesThe Twilight Sad1

Album + Demo

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011DemosFrightened Rabbit & The Twilight Sad1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2007That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible BoyThe Twilight Sad1
2007And She Would Darken the MemoryThe Twilight Sad1
2008Bonus TracksThe Twilight Sad1
2009I Became a ProstituteThe Twilight Sad2
2009Seven Years of LettersThe Twilight Sad2
2010The RoomThe Twilight Sad3
2011SickThe Twilight Sad2
2011Never Tear Us ApartThe Twilight Sad1
2012Another BedThe Twilight Sad3
2013Alphabet / (If You) Keep Me in Your HeartBill Wells & Aidan Moffat / The Twilight Sad2
2014Last JanuaryThe Twilight Sad2
2015I Could Give You All That You Don't WantThe Twilight Sad1
2015It Never Was the Same / There's a Girl in the CornerThe Twilight Sad & Robert Smith1
2018I/m Not Here [Missing Face]The Twilight Sad1
2018VideogramsThe Twilight Sad2
2018VTrThe Twilight Sad2
2019Shooting Dennis Hopper ShootingThe Twilight Sad2
2019RatsThe Twilight Sad2
2020Tell Me When We're Having FunThe Twilight Sad2

Single + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2023Keep Yourself Warm - LiveThe Twilight Sad1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2018Videograms (Andrew Weatherall remix)The Twilight Sad1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2006The Twilight SadThe Twilight Sad1
2008Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It DidThe Twilight Sad1
2010The Wrong CarThe Twilight Sad2
2011Acoustic EPThe Twilight Sad1
2012N/O/C/E/K Tour EPThe Twilight Sad1
2014Òran Mór SessionThe Twilight Sad3

EP + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2015Daytrotter SessionThe Twilight Sad1
2022Live 2022 EPThe Twilight Sad1
2022Live 2022 EP 2The Twilight Sad1
2023Live 2022 EP 3The Twilight Sad1
2023Live 2022 EP 4The Twilight Sad1
2023Live 2023 EP 1The Twilight Sad1
2023Live 2023 EP 2The Twilight Sad1

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