Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood

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Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood
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ReleasedMarch 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
Label Vagrant
Dustin Kensrue chronology
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Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood

Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood is a cover album by Dustin Kensrue. It is the fifth album released by Kensrue, as well as his first live album. Vagrant Records released the album on March 18, 2016. The album was recorded over two shows at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California in December 2015. A related EP, More Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood, was released on November 25, 2016, for Record Store Day. It consists of two additional cover songs. [1]

Dustin Kensrue American musician

Dustin Michael Kensrue is a musician, songwriter and former worship leader. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the rock band Thrice, as well as a solo artist.

Vagrant Records is an American record label based in California. It was founded in 1995 by Rich Egan and Jon Cohen. The label focuses on rock, but features artists in a variety of other genres including folk, soul, electronic, and pop. It is home to artists such as The 1975, Death Spells, Eels, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, CRUISR, Active Child, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, James Vincent McMorrow, Black Joe Lewis, Wake Owl, Blitzen Trapper, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Originally, Vagrant Records was mostly focused on emo bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Saves the Day, The Get Up Kids, Senses Fail, and Alkaline Trio.

Record Store Day annual event in April to celebrate independently-owned record stores

Record Store Day is an annual event inaugurated in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April and every Black Friday in November to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". The day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world. A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, with a list of releases for each country, and are only distributed to shops participating in the event. The event began in the United States and remains headquartered there. Record Store Day has official international organizers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Australia, Spain, and Poland.


Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AbsolutePunk 8.8/10 [2]
Exclaim! 8/10 [3]

Indicating in an eight out of ten review from Exclaim! , Adam Feibel states, "Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood is a hauntingly beautiful record that's much more than the sum of its parts." [3] Craig Ismaili, signaling in an 8.8 review at AbsolutePunk, writes, "Dustin Kensrue certainly hits a home run here, releasing not just one of the best live albums of the past year, but one of the best albums of the year, period." [2]

<i>Exclaim!</i> Canadian music magazine

Exclaim! is a monthly Canadian music magazine that features in-depth coverage of new music across all genres with a special focus on Canadian and cutting-edge artists. Content is based on the monthly print publication, which publishes 9 issues per year, distributing over 103,000 copies to over 2,600 locations across Canada. The magazine has an average of 361,200 monthly readers. Their website,, has an average of 675,000 unique visitors a month.


AbsolutePunk was a website, online community, and alternative music news source founded by Jason Tate. The website mainly focused on artists who are relatively unknown to mainstream audiences, but it was known to feature artists who have eventually achieved crossover success, including Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, New Found Glory, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, The Gaslight Anthem, Anberlin, Thrice, All Time Low, Jack's Mannequin, Yellowcard, Paramore, Relient K, and A Day to Remember. The primary musical genres of focus were emo and pop punk, but other genres were included.

Track listing

2."Hospital Beds" (Cold War Kids)3:22
3."Buzzcut Season" (Lorde)4:35
4."Jesus Christ" (Brand New)3:37
5."Creep" (Radiohead)4:22
6."Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus)3:43
7."Cold as It Gets" (Patty Griffin)2:52
8."Round Here" (Counting Crows)5:31
9."State Trooper" (Bruce Springsteen)3:08
10."Dance Me to the End of Love" (Leonard Cohen)3:00
11."Down There by the Train" (Tom Waits)5:18
Total length:39:57


Chart (2016)Peak
US Folk Albums (Billboard) [4] 9
US Independent Albums (Billboard) [5] 25
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) [6] 30

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  2. 1 2 Ismaili, Craig (March 23, 2016). "Dustin Kensrue – Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood - Album Review". AbsolutePunk . Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  3. 1 2 Feibel, Adam (March 16, 2016). "Dustin Kensrue: Thoughts That Float on a Different Blood". Exclaim! . Retrieved March 30, 2016.
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