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BLACKFIELD II

Blackfield

 

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3.69 | 305 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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2 stars Did you like "Blackfield"? Well, if you did then I can guarantee you'll like "Blackfield 2". It has just as much beautifully melancholy art-pop as its predecessor and might actually be better. "Once" is more exciting than anything on part 1, while the rest of the album is consistent and tight, with all the musicians offering fine performances and the vocals projecting soulful emotion with every utterance. The inclusion of additional instrumentation adds another layer of beauty to the duo's work.

Did you hate "Blackfield"? Then you'll hate "Blackfield 2" even more! It is another example of boring songwriting and bland art-pop performances driven entirely by contrived soft vocals uninspired lyrics. "Blackfield 2" makes for great background music and little else, so long as one can ignore Aviv Geffin's lead singing.

In all seriousness, I feel that the Blackfield experiment has said about all it needed to say with their first release. To their credit, the duo has incorporated a few new elements to these songs, but it's not enough to cross boundaries and win over fans who didn't enjoy the first album. I hope SW has got the pop bug out of his system, and that Geffin hasn't rubbed off on his other projects.

Songwriting: 2 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: 3 Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |

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