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The Church


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2.88 | 22 ratings

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3 stars This album repeats in some sense the artistic spirit shown in the previous one, "Starfish". Nevertheless, while this last one was kind of successful, "Gold Afternoon Fix", as one of its songs claims was a bit of dissapointment. "Starfish" had its weaknesses, as I mentioned in my review of this album, but they were balanced in some way with a set of excellent songs. "Gold Afternoon Fix", repeats these weaknesses, but fails to cover them, since a lot of the songs are covered with certain and suspicious aura of mediocrity.

I mean, this album is worth a listen. There are pieces of the atmospheric and alluring sound which gave this band a name. Songs like "Pharoah", "Terra Nova Cain", "You're still beautiful" or even "Transient" are quite enjoyable songs. But, in overall terms there are not 'big pieces' here that could make the day, like "Under the milky way", for example. The choice for a single here, "Metropolis", is OK, but it doesn't have enough strength to be considered as an anthem, and this is exactly the problem of many of the songs from this album: their lack of strength. I don't know, maybe it was due to a lack of inspiration or to the difficult situation the band was going through, but it was clear that this album didn't fulfill the expectations which were put into it.

shyman | 3/5 |


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