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3 stars I found the Blackfield debut album very nice. Nothing special but a very good album, and I had been looking forward to checking their sophmore album out. Iīm a bit disappointed really. Itīs not the quality of the music though as it is high enough. Itīs more the fact that itīs almost the same concept done over again with no new challenges or innovative things to be excited about.

The music is a mix of the more poppy Porcupine Tree and more commercial music. This is essentially pop done a slightly prog way. This time the music is even more commercial than on the debut and Iīm having a hard time imagining myself listening to this in a couple of months. The lyrics are horribly simple and evolve around depressive/ melancholic subjects. I like those subjects a lot, but here itīs not done with finesse. Itīs like getting a hammer in the face when Steven Wilson sings: I WANNA DIE IN THIS MOMENT on 1,000 People and thatīs even one of the better ones in my ears.

Well all is not terrible and the sound quality and general production is very high, I just wish Wilson and Geffen would try some other tricks in the book, but I guess Steven Wilson gets his prog tendencies out in Porcupine Tree.

Donīt think this sounds much like Porcupine Tree even though Steven Wilson plays in this band. The structure of the songs are very basic Vers/ chorus and there are virtually no instrumental parts.

Because of the high production skills and the good compositions ( professionally speaking) this gets a 3 star rating from me, but itīs not something Iīll listen to very often, and if I want to hear Blackfield I prefer the debut.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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