Sunday, June 13, 2010



















Just did an interview with AP about Art of Drowning. They're doing a piece about influential albums and they're covering some great stuff, At the Drive-In, Cursive, Deftones, Boys Sets Fire, Bright Eyes, etc.
Out of curiosity, what are your jams off that album, if any?

193 comments:

Kera said...

What the hell is with the layout. O_o


Anyway, off AOD I love A Story At Three, Catch A Hot One, and the Despair Factor most I think.... it's hard to pick.

Monica said...

The Despair Factor.. It's amazing. =]

Rachii said...

The Days Of The Phoenix, first AFI song I ever heard (and disregarded until Decemberunderground came out, sorry about that Jade), now one of my favourites.

Courtney M said...

6 to 8
the Despair Factor
the Lost Souls
Wester

I have yet to hear 6 to 8 or the Despair Factor at a show but I hope that will soon change. Your solo in 6 to 8 still gives me chills after all these years.

Anonymous said...

This album definitely changed the way I listen to music. It opened My ears to a wider range of music.

Aido said...

Definitely, definitely '6 to 8'. I can listen to it a hundred times over and never, ever cease to be amazed by it.

Samantha said...

Ever and a Day, 6 to 8, Wester, and Story at 3. Actually, the whole album is kind of my jam.

Oh yeah, and you guys kicked ass in Omaha last week <3

A Paper Heart said...

Ever and A Day and 6 to 8

:D

Effs said...

the lost souls
ever and a day
annddd
yeah, days of the phoenix :)

Effs said...

and yeah, that really really is the ugliest layout ever
at least you know that though and no-one has to pretend they like it XD

Anonymous said...

The Nephilim is definitely a song that that I jam a lot on that album...it needs to make an appearance live!

derrr said...

hmm.
The Lost Souls
The Days of the Phoenix
A Story at Three
Wester
The Despair Factor...

morningstar too...

such a great album!

Kaitlyn said...

6 to 8

love it.

It's so beautiful :)

Havok said...

The Lost Souls!

anna said...

Despair Factor and Wester, though it's my favorite AFI album, so I'm partial to every track. =)

Tristan said...

The Despair Factor

Fooget said...

You of course make it about one of my favorite AFI albums (other being BSitS).

Well my top...couple, are Of Greetings and Goodbyes, The Despair Factor, Wester and The Nephilm. Oh, and 6 to 8, of course.

Yet almost none of these are ever played live. Sad.

Maya said...

Whoa, Jade, I saw the new layout and thought I was on the wrong page for a moment there.
Anyhow, jams off that album? For me, that would be "A Story At Three", "Morningstar", "Wester"... and pretty much every other song. I can't choose favorites with you guys.
And Jade, I drew a picture of you. It's here: http://maybemagical.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2o5ked

Anonymous said...

6 to 8 will always be one of my favorite songs off of The Art of Drowning.

And the layout's not so bad. Even if it kinda hurts your eyes to look at it. :)

books_and_coffee101 said...

The Days of The Pheonix
all the way. its my boyfriend and i's song and i just get put into a romantic world of dark rooms with crushed roses and flying ghosts when i listen to it. when i listen to it i think up a music video of a guy and a girl wandering thru a haunted mansion and they split up. Meanwhile, while theyre wandering around.. it shows flashbacks of what occured in the house. A man and a woman falling in love. The woman is murdered by a jealous ex boyfriend (In victorian times of course) and the man is so upset about losing his lover he shoots himself (on the "no one can see me" part). The guy and the girl in modern times keep seeing their ghosts and are scared into the ballroom of the old mansion.(Everybody's dancing). They huddle in the corner scared to death, then all of a sudden ghosts of the house float out and start dancing in the ballroom. In the end, the guy and girl lose their fright and start dancing with them as the song goes on. but when it ends the mood is cut off by a policeman shining a light at them.. he got the call someone was tresspassing...
HUfff huff... hope this wasn't too long of a comment. you are AWESOME if you read all of it :) I really want to be a storyboard designer for music videos one day... now you see why LOL

Anonymous said...

sacrifice theory. please start playing it live because that song is the epitome of excellence.

Tracie Tsuneya said...

Smile. One of the most influential, inspiring and overall best [in terms of my life] AFI songs ever.

caro.lina. said...

The Days Of The Phoenix will forever be my favorite AFI song.

Addie said...

The despair factor, definitely.

thanksagainforplayingitinchicagoforaaronandme

Larissa said...

I loved Wester and Days of the Phoenix =)

Anonymous said...

The Days of the Phoenix!!!!!
Your blog template is......nice?
w.e we still all love you<3

Brittney said...

Of Greetings and Goodbyes. Its the shit.

Iggy said...

Art of Drowning was a masterpiece... My jams from that CD are The Nephilim, A Story at Three, and The Despair Factor. Although, I usually just listen to the whole thing from start to finish haha

Anonymous said...

The Despair Factor, The Lost Souls, A Winter's Tale, A Story At Three, great songs. Wish you guys would play more from this era and less pre-Black Sails

Morning Star said...

it's a tough choice, but I'd have to go with Morning Star.

xonedarkflamex said...

I totally dig Wester and The Despair Factor

LoStInThEdArK said...

Ummm... why yes it is the ugliest layout EVER! XD

Jams from AOD (for me) include: Initiation, The Nephilim, Ever and A Day, The Days of the Pheonix, 6 to 8, The Despair Factor and Morningstar!

Heloisa said...

synesthesia

Thrashaholic said...

The Lost Souls and Catch a Hot One are some of my favs

Victoria said...

the art of drowning is actually my fav album by you guys haha
the best songs are def the despair factor, wester, and my fav smile :D haha

Noise Electric said...

LOL ugliest layout ever.

Hmm...I like different songs on that album for different reasons.

Tracks like "Smile" and "Battled" are great examples of the hardcore sound of your younger years. I miss that, by the way.

Some of them, like "The Lost Souls," "The Despair Factor," etc. were painfully Offspring. In a good way.

I like "The Days Of The Phoenix" and "Wester" because they both embody what I consider to be the "classic AFI sound." The former especially showcases Davey's voice. Punk singers are usually not that talented, so when you have a voice like Davey Havok's or Dexter Hollands, it's wise to put that on display - sets you apart.

"Of Greetings And Goodbyes" and "Forever And A Day" both hinted at styles used on forthcoming albums...so definitely a mixed bag.

What are YOUR fave songs from that album?

Emilie Irwin said...

The Lost Souls
Of Greetings and Goodbyes
Smile
Wester
Despair Factor
They get to me.

Ps. The new layout is fug. :D

Emilie Irwin said...

The Lost Souls
Of Greetings and Goodbyes
Smile
Wester
Despair Factor
They get to me.

Ps. The new layout is fug. :D

Emilie Irwin said...

The Lost Souls
Of Greetings and Goodbyes
Smile
Wester
Despair Factor
They get to me.

Ps. The new layout is fug. :D

AbsentOfGrace said...

Ahh, definitely a classic. Wester is one of my top favorite AFI songs. Can never get bored of this album. Ever.

xDeadxNinjax said...

Off of Art Of Drowning, that's my favorite album from you guys. My favorite jams off of it are The Nephilim, Ever and a Day, Morningstar, Smile, and the Despair Factor, but I love that whole album. :D

TJmusic24 said...

off Art Of Drowning?...ummm have to be "The Days Of The pheonix"it is also in my top 5 fav songs, also "The Lost Souls" those have to be my favs...and like i said in my like last 3 posts and not to get repeative but come to FL with Green day! I mite have to fly to Georgia lot of time and money but im mite have to do it!

Josie said...

my personal favorites from the art of drowning would be ever and a day and days of the phoenix.

Jordan said...

Sacrifice Theory, Wester, 6 to 8, Days of the Phoenix, Morningstar, and The Lost Souls are some of the freshest jamzzz off that album, IMO.

I do have to say my absolute favorite is Catch a Hot One. That's probably in my top five AFI songs of all time.

So awesome to see one of my favorite albums receiving recognition along such great artists! Definitely well deserved!

Jack said...

I like all the songs, but standout tracks would have to be '6 to 8', Morningstar and The Days of The Phoenix.

Banin said...

my second favorite afi album, just behind black sails
but its actually pretty hard not to love them all

J_yellow said...

What AREN'T my jams off that album?! Although the first 4 seconds of "Smile" - pretty much full of win. If I HAD to pick one it would be Sacrifice Theory.

Anonymous said...

Despair Factor and Days of the pheonix.

Mia:) said...

Off of AOD?! 6 to 8 fo' shizzle. Love that song with all my heart. You guys should play it live... ;)

WOOTWOOT Deftones= love.

Gillian said...

I don't have a specific favorite song off that album. Pretty much every song on there is absolutely amazing. <3

Haras said...

And here I thought AP forgot what good music was. Hah. Congrats.

The Lost Souls, Sacrifice Theory, A Story at Three, The Despair Factor

You guys played The Despair Factor in Chicago for our group of people that came from 10 different states. I'll never forget it.

Chris said...

That whole album is a damn masterpiece Jade. When it came out I was just floored by it...but if I had to pick ONE song off it...Wester, hands down. You guys have to revisit that sound before you throw in the AFI towel. Please. At least for me.

helen099 said...

Jams? JAMS?! Darling, when I think of AOD I don't think of jamming. lol

There are so many great songs on that album, but I think my favorite is 6 to 8. It's about you guys and all of us and everyone. It's about youth and art and the road and the new day and friends and hope, and always brings a tear to my eye.

See? I AM capable of being serious sometimes.

♥♥

Christina G. said...

i love wester, the nephilim,sacrifice theory

Dan said...

It was a great album, there were too many awesome songs. I was gonna make a top 5 list but I honestly can't decide. It's kinda funny I've only recently come back to AoD/BSITS and I'm loving every second of both.

My favorite from AoD is probably still The Days of the Phoenix though. Such a lovely song!

Rebecca Baxter said...

I always forget how much I love AOD and every time I listen to it it blows me away. It's hard to pick favorites because I feel like the whole thing flows so well. Morningstar, 6 to 8 and The Despair Factor are up there though.

Anonymous said...

HAH! The layout!!
JAMS: Of Greetings & Goodbyes, The Lost Souls (most played on my itunes from AOD), Wester (my favourite when I first listed to the album), The Despair Factor (that's a good one too). Also, Catch a Hot One... but they're all good, you know?
Wait no, i actually really like them all... but yeah, those ones have to be my favourites.

Lynn Aquaheart said...

Man, I saw that you were asking people about Art of Drowning and I HAD to respond because that is one of THE most important records to me IN THE WORLD. I love all of your work but Black Sails, Art of Drowning, and Sing The Sorrow sort of form a triumvirate of inspiration for me. As far as Art of Drowning specifically, I don't think there is a single song that I wouldn't call "one of my jams" it is one of those cds that can cycle all the way through like three times before I have realized it because I get so into it. If I had to pinpoint a few top ones though, they would go as follows: 1.) Sacrifice Theory, everytime I feel like giving up on my art I listen to this song and then I have to try again. 2.) The Lost Souls 3.)Story At Three 4.) Days of The Phoenix, "Our dreams seamed not far away" hits me every time I hear it, I never get tired of it.
5.) 6 to 8, I love the guitar solo in this one. This song builds so beautifully. 6.) The Despair Factor, I am sure I have a lot of company in having this one as a favorite. I have always believed that humans fundamentally can never truly know each other, they can only know their own perceptions. This is a very frusterating condition always looking into mirky mirrors. If we have any hope of breifly feeling like we are not alone it is through creative expression. The Despair Factor really speaks to that part of me.

Gilded said...

"The Despair Factor" is one of my faves ever from y'all...love the dynamics in the song and the bridge is one epic climax.

Also really love "Wester" and "6 to 8." Saw you guys play "6 to 8" in Minneapolis in October and was reminded how awesome that song is...peace.

Gilded said...

"The Despair Factor" is one of my faves ever from y'all...love the dynamics in the song and the bridge is one epic climax.

Also really love "Wester" and "6 to 8." Saw you guys play "6 to 8" in Minneapolis in October and was reminded how awesome that song is...peace.

Stasia1x3 said...

6 to 8

Stasia1x3 said...

6 to 8

Crimson Butterfly said...

to be honest idk for me it all depends on what i really like to listen to the most like with art of drowning it would be days of the phoenix and morningstar but other than that it all depends on what really like to listen to

Millieee said...

Of Greetings and Goodbyes is my favourite from that album, with The Days of the Phoenix coming a very close second. <3.

Never gets olddd <333.

Dea Night said...

Hmmm that's a hard one, I would have to say my favorite is "the lost souls"

but that's my favorite album soooo any of them are great :) you should really play up in VT

Kinsey said...

Wester!! One of my favorites of all time! I almost died when you guys played it last time you were in Atlanta...

Make_Me_Invisible said...

WESTER!!
Of Greetings and Goodbyes.
My absolute favorite song of ALL time, Morningstar.

That album alone totally changed my life.

Dave McG said...

Omg. Wester and The Lost Souls.
... and does A Winter's Tale Count? :3

Anonymous said...

The Despair Factor and Wester. No doubt.

nerpal said...

Wow hard to believe how long it's been. I still get the chorus of 'Of Greetings and Goodbyes" in my head occasionally

Kit said...

Days of the Phoenix, Ever and a Day, 6 to 8, and Story at Three are the songs I always skip to when I'm driving. My friends hate them. They can't understand the words. Isn't that pathetic? The lyrics are a piece of cake compared to something like Minor Threat (which is essentially inaudible, but still fantastic) or even Black Sails.
They need their hearing checked.

Ebon said...
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Me, Myself and I said...

"Ever and a Day" is my personal favorite track from AofD, though "Morningstar" ranks a VERY close second.
By the way, what a stellar and sweet new "ugly" blog layout!

Kevin Runyon said...

Art of Drowning was an amazing album and a stepping stone. ever and a day, despair factor and 6 to 8 are my fav probably, i love you jade. I can not wait for bright black heaven, please come to seattle please please

goodbyes4good said...

Well I can def listen to tht whole album from front to back and and really do enjoy the whole thing... But the top three for me are The Lost Souls, 6-8, and Of Greetings And Goodbyes, hence my df board name (goodbyes4good).

Endless love and respect,
melissa
xoxoxoxo

Sarah said...

AOD was the first AFI album I bought and the very first song I learned the lyrics to was "A Story at Three." "The Despair Factor," and "Of Greetings and Goodbyes" are flippin awesome, but then again I love the whole album, so they're all my jams.

Ainz said...

Must say I loved every song on the whole album, can't pick!
Lovin' the new layout ;P

xblaqkxrabbitx said...

Wow, um, that's a hard decision.
I would have to say 6 to 8 is definately worth mentioning.
I just LOVE that album!

In 6 to 8, instead of "On the way I saw three hours of sleep" I hear "Hugged a whale. I saw, thought I was a tree"

Sarah said...

Ever and a Day, The Days of the Phoenix and Morningstar.. and The Despair Factor. All are wonderful, though. So glad I've gotten to hear the first two of those played live.

Anonymous said...

Same here.
'The Despair Factor.'
I live and breathe this song.
LOVE you guys!!! ;)

-Vanessa

TattedDoll said...

6 to 8 and Morningstar would have to be my AoD favorites.

Heloisa said...

Ok I named a song off the wrong album, oops.


Smile,Wester, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, and Ever and a Day

11am_street said...

Art of Drowning is such an awesome record... hard to pick just one... Let's see, I absolutely adore Days of the Phoenix, but also Sacrifice Theory and the Despair Factor.

Steve said...

still my favorite, most life-changing record of all time. every song means something different to me at different stages of my life. in fact, in 2001 my middle school band covered DOTP at a school talent show.

but all this should tell you guys is to play more songs off of that record. i'd pay a hundred dollars for a ticket just to see you play the lost souls or something.

folkedforlife said...

Wester is my fave. DOTF is awesome, it invokes nostalgia even though I was never there! Hahaha <3

ashleyanglesey said...

I love this album, the song i crave depends on my mood, but my go-to songs are Lost Souls, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, Wester, Ever & A Day, and Despair Factor.

My sister and I have seen you guys 2 times this tour, and have gotten to see Wester for the first time! I listen to you guys every day, and i STILL get goosebumps!

Susieeeee said...

6 to 8 is my favourite, followed by The Days Of The Phoenix. It's my favourite AFI album :)
Morningstar is pretty much my favourite song to play on acoustic guitar right now, too. The little riff between the verse and chorus is awesome.

x

Anonymous said...

Catch A Hot One, 6 to 8 and Of Greetings and Goodbyes.

MAV-tastic said...

Ever and a Day is my absolute favorite!

MAV-tastic said...

AND Morning Star....ahhhh now I want to listen to them right now!

Anonymous said...

1. The Despair Factor
2. Of Greetings and Goodbyes
3. Sacrifice Theory
4. 6 to 8

Anonymous said...

Only one? Impossible, that record is flawless! <3

Jabey said...

Morningstar, The Days Of The Phoenix and Wester are my favourites. Mere words cannot express my excitement when you guys played Wester live. Speaking of that show, I have one of the best pictures to show you. The link to it's in my name. Anyways, it looks like you're about to take out Davey with your guitar. The irony? I took that picture during Miss Murder.

daveys girl said...

My jams are: Of greeting and goodbyes, Days of the phoenix, 6 to 8, and Wester. We need to heard more of the older AFI songs on tour. :)

feats3 said...

OOO tough one... but Ever and a Day, Wester........oh the mind boggles cuz the whole disk is classic.

Emme said...

I have no idea...
Don't crucify me when i say....
Uhm...
Thinking...
Thinking some more
(**long pause** I'll be an interview nightmare with that)
I do not know - Had to listen to the cd again AND Let me tell you it was hard just B/CuZ rhapsody decide it was going to be a
punkb!tch to me on my iphone today.

But I do remember the first day I bought the cd. I was somewhat fresh off the plane (move to Vegas in 00. Random site seeing after job interviews and we stop at Tower records on Charleston (they're no longer there :(

I was just browsing since muscially I was just Lost! Lost I tell yah. So I'm in the "A" section flipping thru cds after cds... ABBA,ACE of Base ect ect ect and I stop and look "AFI" I think to myself: huh? hey I have Answer that I wonder...

Told Tower emp to put it one lemme sample the ware. The guy even put the volumn way the hell up - it was crazy, a black girl rocking out in a busines suit *Sigh* Ah the good ole days. I bought it and I still have it. I think that answer your question.

and seriously your layout page look robotic and that is so funny cuZ on Yo Gabba Gabba there 10am episode was about Plex 'THE MAGIC ROBOT!'...Can I get a Yo Gabba Gabba

Black said...

Smile. Wester.

Anonymous said...

lost souls <3
days of the phoenix <3
morningstar <3

Limbo McLaurin said...

Days of the Phoenix for sure than I have a bunch of tracks from various albums of yours on one CD so I don't know what came from The Art of Drowning.

Kyle said...

This might explain what my favorite jams from that album are:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/DrEvil6115/TouchUpTattoo.jpg

However, Phoenix, Sacrifice, Greetings, Wester, Souls, Despair, 6 to 8 and Morningstar are mah favz.

Logan Winter said...

Umm I would have to say
The Lost souls
Ever and a Day
Days of the Phoenix
6 to 8

Best songs off that album. :)

Anonymous said...

Fave ending: The Despair Factor
Fave bridge: Wester
Fave song overall: Days of the Phoenix

Lashy said...

Gaul, this is my favorite album, so it's impossible to choose... 6 to 8, Despair Factor, Days of the Phoenix... So hard! What about you?

Anonymous said...

Wester and the Nephilim are probably my two favorites.

JaneJoan said...

6 to 8
Wester
Ever and a Day
Morningstar
<3

starinyourfire said...

the whole album from start to finish plus the b-sides

Anonymous said...

Of Greetings And Goodbyes, Sacrifice Theory, Smile, Catch A Hot One. The Art Of Drowning is my favorite AFI album. 2nd is Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes

Anonymous said...

yeah....odd layout. I agree. it's just new.

Omar F. said...

Ever and a Day. That song is amazing - you guys should play it live more often.

Anna! said...

Morningstar definitely.

ashlee said...

6 to 8,A Story At Three, Morningstar.... All, really. They're all such amazing songs.

Charlie. said...

Days Of The Phoenix, 6 To 8 and The Despair Factor. Phoenix was the first song I ever heard by you guys and it left me in awe. From there I had to track down everything. The drums for the intro of The Despair Factor just makes me go FUCK. YEAH. right of the bat and the song just gets more and more intense.

6 To 8...is a rather special song for me. It pretty much hits the nail on the head for my experience as a gig goer. For my favourites and anyway. Thus why it was Begin Transmission song and I kept listening to it on Soundwave giggling going "saw 5 hours of sleep? Fuck man, I wish!" :) I'm lame I know. Tis the way to be!

BrEbRe said...

Anyone pls follow me I have NO followers so feel free to follow me,and Jade does Marissa have a Facebook b/c someone messaged me back and siad they were her so just wondering

Anonymous said...

the lost souls and days of the phoenix. maybe catch a hot one...may despair factor...damn, they're all good! 6 to 8 rocked too...the nephilim...of greetings and goodbyes...

Omniscient Observer said...

Ever and a day is the shit!!
and despair factor
Your current layout make me think of these:

"I'll encourage your smile, I'd expect you won't cry!"

"Lady gaga is a numbskull"

Anonymous said...

sweet layout
6 to 8 is a rad song.

every time i listen to it o my ipod i think of peanut butter. it must be like a subliminal message.

Boo Baby said...

Nephilim
Ever And A Day
Days Of The Phoenix
Morning Star
Despair Factor
6 to 8
Wester
A Story at three

Really I love the entire album, but those are some of my favies. =]

Amaranth said...

actually, can I say that I love all of the songs?

Amaranth said...

Despair Factor, 6 to 8, and the Nephilim

Anonymous said...

Personally, I love all the songs. My favourites are: The Despair Factor, Wester, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, Catch A Hot One, and The Nephilim. I would love to hear Despair Factor or Of Greetings And Goodbyes live.

CorrosiveDreams said...

Smile <3

Anonymous said...

Of Greeting's and goodbye's. And Smile. Sacrifice theory as well. I usually listen to that album when I'm about to take on legion's of ninja's.

Cat said...

I miss the ugly layout. It was just so fabulously ugly.

6 to 8 is my favorite but I like the whole album, really.

xblaqkxrabbitx said...

And Dream of Waking. Even though that's only on the AOD vinyl....I still love it.
Also Jade, when is this AP issue expected to be coming out??

I have soup, you're jealous. Smileyface.

Ellen said...

OOOO tuffie... Ever and a Day, Wester...the whole disc is classic, and along with STS, reminds me why I get up in the mornings and feed the cat.

Matt said...

Ever and a Day, Smile, Days of the Phoenix and Morningstar.

metaphorest said...

You're making me pick my favorite song? :(((

That's like trying to choose, out of all the David Bowies in the whole world, which one is the best ever.

How could you. (!!!!!)

Maybe a smash of 6 to 8, Despair Factor, and Morningstar?

Sobbyface, I can't even listen to just one of the songs by themselves, it has to be the whole album start to finish!

Jonathan said...

days of the phoenix!!!

Anonymous said...

Morningstar. Play it at the Irvine show! Please Jade Pleeeeease!!

Coffeeandspiders said...

I always perfered Black sails from the two. They both have similar sounds but Black Sails always had more of my "jams" on it so to speak.

From AoD, I love of Greatings and Goodbyes, Morningstar, and Ever and a Day, Wester, and Days of the Phoenix. I think the question would be more easily answered if I were to say which ones I don't like as much. Because then it's only one or two.
But yes, as far as "Jams" go, definitely Days of the Phoenix and Wester!
I'm so glad you guys played Wester last time I saw you in concert too. It really made my night.

Autumn said...

I don't know if I could pick one track. This is my favorite AFI album, period. I'm not keen on Battled, but I think that's because I fell asleep listening to AOD once and it woke me up, scaring the crap out of me in the process. (Although, now that I think about it, I've always been fond of Sacrifice Theory).

Sean said...

Lost Souls... second AFI song I heard. First being Total Immortal, due to the Offspring cover, which led me on a search to see who exactly they were covering. The whole album rocks though, pick any song...

Coldest Day In July said...

You know, asking AFI fans what their favorites are (in general or from a specific album) is like disassembling a bomb. You could get lucky, but chances are you're going to make heads explode.

Smile, fo sho. ;)

Anonymous said...

6 to 8 and Days of the phoenix

Alyssa said...

Morningstar
Ever And A Day
The Lost Souls
Despair Factor
The Days Of Phoenix
6 to 8
A Story At Three
Wester

Wait I just realized I'm about to list just about every song... sorry about that. They basically all just win at life.

Steven said...

Hmmmm......Of Greetings and Goodbyes, 6 to 8, and Morningstar would be the top three, I think

Karlye said...

The Lost Souls
The Nephilim
Ever and a Day
Of Greetings and Goodbyes
A Story At Three
Catch a Hot One
Wester
6 to 8
The Despair Factor
Morningstar

So basically, almost the whole album. =D But if I had to pick a favourite out of those, I'd narrow it down to a tie between Morningstar, Wester, 6 to 8, and Catch a Hot One. It's so hard for me to choose, because it's SUCH a fantastic album.

Endlessly said...

Days of Phoenix, Wester, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, A Story at Three, and Morningstar are my favorites. AOD was the first album I ever heard and still to this day is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

WESTER!

Anonymous said...

WESTER

Elizabeth said...

''Ever and a day'' and ''The despair factor'' ;)

Susan said...

Morningstar is probably my favourite. A long long time ago, a very special person dedicated it to me, so it also brings me good old memories.

Susan

Anonymous said...

So i feel pretty sketch right now leaving this as anonymous, but I'm not allowed to have an account on here..XP
Anyways, this has absolutely nothing to do with your post, but I just heard about what happened with that girl you were dating. And I just wanted to say sorry bc that really sucks =/ I mean I know it had nothing to do with it but that just makes me sad that people do those kinds of things.
But on a happier note I have listened to almost all of AFI's albums and my favorite is Sing the Sorrow, probably just because it was the first AFI album I listened to and it's awesome :)

Seth said...

im getting my final session of a leg sleeve done tomorrow of this album as well as most other albums.

lezah said...

Of Greetings and Goodbyes is probably my favourite AOD song. And I have to say Despair Factor too because the ending is just... amazing.
The Art of Drowning is my favourite AFI album. :)

Kristy said...

The Despair Factor and Sacrifice Theory

M I KE. said...

Definitely one of my top 5 albums of all time. It's awesome that they're putting a spotlight on it. Of Greetings and Goodbyes is by far one of the greatest, as well as Wester, and Battled is up there as well.

D'Anna said...

6 To 8 and Wester. I never get tired of them.

chaoskitten[DF] said...

Nice new layout! :)

AOD is one of my favourites.... Can I say the whole album?
No?
Alright I'll try and pick.... *pulls hair out in frustration* XD

-Of Greetings And Goodbyes
-Catch A Hot One
-Wester
-6 to 8
-A Story At Three
-The Days of the Phoenix

There you go! :) I narrowed it down best I could! Haha

tiffany said...

um damn dood, taken it back! I heart all of those songs very dearly. The Despair Factor.

:-( listening to it now makes me sooo nostalgic!
<3 Tiffstar

tiffany said...

um damn dood, taken it back! I heart all of those songs very dearly. The Despair Factor.

:-( listening to it now makes me sooo nostalgic!
<3 Tiffstar

Josh13 said...

smile and wester!

MillieDarko said...

Wester. No doubt about it. XD

brenna! said...

6 to 8, Wester, & Ever & a Day. <3

Flash said...

DotP has been one of my favorite songs since I heard it.

Recently, however, Despair Factor, 6 to 8, and Of Greetings and Goodbyes are dominating my playlist.

I think you'd have the entire DF section of the crowd melt if you threw Of Greetings and Goodbyes in the setlist, say, on the Mountain View final tour date in September. Just a hunch... *winkwink*

Kristi said...

The Art of Drowning has some of my favorite songs of all time on it! Wester, Despair Factor, Days of the Phoenix and The Lost Souls are probably my favorites off that CD.

tweekPOP said...

Definitely "Wester" and "Ever and a Day".
Something about "Wester" spoke to me the first time I heard it. I knew it would be one of my favorites in my heart when I heard it live back at a Vegas show in 2007. Nearly sent me to tears when I heard it!
"Ever and a Day" has an amazing introduction that I still haven't learned yet. In addition, Davey brooding, haunting voice in the first verse sent chills down my spine when I heard it live at another Vegas show, but this time in 2010 (I drive out to Vegas too much just to see you guys live!). The lyrics to the chorus are just sweet and I love to sing them whenever I get the chance to.

Anonymous said...

6 to 8 or Morningstar for me. You probably get ridiculous requests like this all the time. I was wondering if you could dedicate a song to my girlfriend Dani at your August 18th date with Greenday. Preferably End Transmission (It's "our" song). I'm Justin, by the by.

Emily.R said...

Smile, Wester, 6 To 8 and The Despair Factor are my absolute favourites.

It was exciting to learn that one of my drama teachers (by the name of Al Flower) at acting school loved this album, too.

Connor said...

I think we can all agree that Wester is the best thing ever.

But I also really love Sacrifice Theory. And to the person who said Synesthesia...are you SURE that's off of The Art of Drowning?

Anonymous said...

Had a dream about you Jade. You smiled and waved to me and my hubby in a restaurant. I think you so happy we let you eat in peace. Either that or you knew I was your anon blog poster. :D

Kahlfin said...

A Story at Three!!

Solitary_Echo said...

AOD is an amazing album.. like all of AFI's album I have to go with A Story At Three, Despair Factor and then the rest of the songs because you can just pick and choose from this album.

Janelle said...

That album was huge for me when I was just starting to listen to you guys. The biggest songs probably were, & still are, "The Lost Souls," "The Nephilim," "Ever & a Day," "Of Greetings & Goodbyes," "6 to 8," "The Despair Factor," & of course, "Morningstar."

Actually, my blog got its name from "Ever & a Day."

michelle. said...

wester, ever and a day, the despair factor, 6 to 8.
but it is my favourite AFI album, so pretty much the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

Days of the Phoenix
The Lost Souls
Sacrifice Theory
Catch a Hot One
and Wester

really wanna hear these songs live someday in socal

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Kylie said...

Wester, Despair Factor, The Lost Souls, and The Days Of The Phoenix are my favorites. This album was like impossible to for me to find but after a year I found it at an F.y.e. store yesterday along with Very Proud Of Ya, and Answer That and Stay Fashionable but I could only get one so AOD was my first choice... sorry for rambling Jade....

-Kylie^_^

Anonymous said...

Jade, what's up with that one post? I'm guessing nothing. I'm hoping nothing. Take care! We all love you here!!

Nick said...

Catch a Hot ONe.

Logan Mariee said...

The Lost Souls, The Nephilim, Ever and a Day, Sacrifice Theory, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, 6 to 8 & Morningstar. (Even though the title of that last one makes me hungry for some delicious soy products :) Also, Dream of Waking is one of my favorites!

Logan Mariee said...

The Lost Souls, The Nephilim, Ever and a Day, Sacrifice Theory, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, 6 to 8 & Morningstar. (Even though the title of that last one makes me hungry for some delicious soy products :) Also, Dream of Waking is one of my favorites!

Cody said...

6 to 8

Anonymous said...

Fave song?? All of them;)

The caustics won't caustic for me said...

I am happy to read that Art of Drowning is on that list! What an honor!--that album has also been the inspiration for most of my AFI tattoos.

I am very much a fan of the Despair Factor.

Congrats, Jade, et al on all of your success.

Makayla. said...

Despair Factor, Wester, Of Greetings and Goodbyes, The Lost Souls.

Makayla. said...

Oh, also. This seems as if it is going to be an interesting article. Any idea of which issue it will be in?

Gabbie said...

Well considering that every single song off of AOD can be seen as one of my "jams", I'd say it's hard to choose since it's amazing as a whole. BUT since The Despair Factor is my favorite song OF ALL TIME, I guess that basically answers it. Seriously. Words can't describe how much I love that song.

Susieeeee said...

...I got printed in Kerrang! magazine this week for recommending AOD as 'my favourite new album'. I don't really know how it qualifies as new, but I thought you'd appreciate it :)

xsweetcalamityx said...

Ever And A Day
My all time favorite AFI song :)

PattyxCake said...

That is my FAVORITE ALBUM OF ALL TIME. Of Greetings and Goodbyes and The Nephilim for sure.

Jamekae said...

A Story at Three was my favourite song for the longest time and it's still my number one pick from TAoD. From a playing perspective Sacrifice Theory is both my, and the band I play in's jam; it's just crammed with energy, crowds respond to that really well which just works perfectly with the lyrical content, also our bassist thinks it's one of the best bass lines that's come out in the last fifteen years.

The Art of Drowning has always been the album that I think transitions really well in a live setting, the group interaction is at its peak here and the energy is just at that perfect level. It's a shame it's such a rare album to see at your shows because I assure you, play any one song off The Art of Drowning and I'd be the contentest (I think I just made up a word) chap the world's ever known.

Anonymous said...

All of them! Especially Wester, Morningstar, and the Despair Factor.

1kalirose said...

Love the entire cd, but I think my faves, along with Days of the Phoenix of course, are Of Greetings and Goodbyes and Story at Three

troy ellis said...

definitely Wester, the lyrics truly speak to me in that song. Also the days of the phoenix, which the day before my high school graduation a month ago I was listening to in my car and I started to cry because of its poignancy. "Our dreams seemed not far away" just seems to fit so well into the theme of leaving something and starting something new, i.e. graduation to college, workforce, military, whatever. Also, I love 6 to 8, it really opened my eyes to AFI as band who truly cares about their fans in an intimate way.

Belladonna said...

Wester
The Nephilim
The Despair Factor
Morningstar
Days of the Phoenix

Honestly, i thought Initiation was FRIGGIN AWESOME! I lurved it so much!

Anonymous said...

6 to 8, every aspect of that song is so amazing, mind you i love all of Art of Drowning

Anonymous said...

god i have to choose!!?? gah, well beside it being my fav album by you guys, ifi hadtopick one song itd have tobe ever and a day, i jut lovethe energy that the song gives off, iwish you guys would play some more stuff off of it live....

Maleficent said...

Wester, The Nephilim, 6 To 8

Anonymous said...

Despair Factor, Wester, the Lost Souls and Of Greetings and Goodbyes. Fav songs EVER

Cat said...

Wester, Ever and a day, Morningstar and The lost souls. :) Epic album :D

Cat said...

I love them all :3

Brandon said...

The whole cd is "One Big... Jam". It is my favorite cd of all. Takes me to when I was a young teen, I still listen to it frequently, it's the cd I listen to the most by you guys. Love it, can't go wrong. When I listen to it I live it. Definitely the most influential album for me.