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FORGET YOURSELF

The Church

 

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shyman
5 stars Over a decade after the release of their second masterpiece for me, the third one comes into scene. And I really mean it. This album is completely, absolutely and totally flawless. When you listen this record you can see that any sign of possible doubts that this band could have ever had are completely gone.

The basics for the structural and artistical dimensions could have been set in their previous effort, "After Everything now this", but in this case the result has an improved energy that may have lacked in some sense in the previous album, which was still a solid one. In this record you can find everything that has made this band great, at least for me. You have an splendid intro song "Sealine", which is one of my favourite vocal compositions from Steve Kilbey. You have retro-reminiscent pieces with solid guitar work, like in "Song in space", great rockers like "See your lights" (again, good Wilson-Piper's vocal work here, the guitars are strong here too). We can find as well magnificent melodic ballads like "Appalatia" (probably, along with "Reversal", my favourite song from the album and, like maani metioned, the best Koppes' work with no discussion). There are also place for Church trademark songs like "Don't you fall" and "I Kept Everything" (another good one). And, as something relatively new, we can find a piece of neo-psychedelic atmospheric work in "Reversal", absolutely a perfect song.

In short terms, for me in the 80s it was "Heyday", in the 90s it was "Priest=Aura" and now "Forget Yourself" make a list of my favourite Church albums. This one is a forced one to get.

shyman | 5/5 |

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