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Anathema vs. Blackfield

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Poll Question: Who's better?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2011 at 09:02
Blackfield's latest album is not bad but it was disappointing.  The first two are amazing.

Hoping both bands are working on new albums!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 16:48
Blackfield.

Anathema is a great band too. But just everything Steven Wilson did becomes superior! (And that's not just a freaking out fan's point of view!) Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 18:29
Antahema for their doom metal.
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Anathema... by a landslide

It should also be noted: I listen to everything Steven Wilson does just out of principle. Blackfield is no exception, and I love the hell out of it. But it's Anathema... they've created (what I would say) 7 masterpeice albums of pure music bliss.

The Silent Enigma
Eternity
Judgement
A Natural Disaster
Alternative 4
We're here becuase we're here
A Fine day to Exit

You just can't compare a discography like that to a couple decent prog-pop albums with a few excellent tracks.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Olape Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2013 at 12:16
Originally posted by jav1919 jav1919 wrote:

Anathema, even though I consider Blackfield's first two albums great.


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Anathema is intoxicating , especially live while Blackfield has their first 2 jewels and a couple of following duds plus that wretched DVD live where Aviv looks like a weirdo. Sorry, not even close .....
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I like both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2013 at 03:18
I have the last 6 Anathema albums which all now reside on my I-pod and in terms on number of tracks per artist rank about 4th. When this poll was made I hadn't even heard of them. They are easily my favourite new discovery of the last 12 months or so.
I love Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree but have never heard Blackfield. Should I check them out or would I better off exploring say Riverside's back catalogue first?


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Now I vote for Anathema. Both bands are great though
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Should I check them out or would I better off exploring say Riverside's back catalogue first?

Blackfield are quite accessible so it shouldn't take a lot of time to check them out. The first two albums are definitely whorthwile to listen to, both are great Britpop-tinged art rock in the same vein as 'Stupid Dream' and 'Lightbulb Sun'.

The third album is much weaker so you can put it down a bit. Blackfield IV is really not as bad as it was greeted, it's really a pretty neat album, but way too short and poppy.
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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

Should I check them out or would I better off exploring say Riverside's back catalogue first?

Blackfield are quite accessible so it shouldn't take a lot of time to check them out. The first two albums are definitely whorthwile to listen to, both are great Britpop-tinged art rock in the same vein as 'Stupid Dream' and 'Lightbulb Sun'.

The third album is much weaker so you can put it down a bit. Blackfield IV is really not as bad as it was greeted, it's really a pretty neat album, but way too short and poppy.

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I like Stupid Dream although I haven't listened to it for a long time. I'll probably check them out depending on price.
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1 Riverside
2 Anathema
 
Blackfield, not so much.
 
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