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Anathema recent albums poll

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Poll Question: Which is the superior record?
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    Posted: May 12 2013 at 00:41
Which of the past three Anathema records do you think is the best? I'm gonna have to go with Weather Systems personally.
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Weather Systems. Only recently got Falling Deeper which I havn't listened to very much. I also bought a reasonably priced box set of their Sony releases Judgement, A Fine Day To Exit and A Natural Disaster. I think those could have been included in the poll perhaps? They are decent and show the evolution of the band.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 02:11
I think the records before We're Here... are really different stylistically, as they incorporate aspects of doom and metal. Doesn't mean they aren't fine records, which they are, especially Judgement, but I feel like it's almost impossible to compare them to the newer stuff. Therefore, I thought it wouldn't be appropriate to incorporate them into the same poll.
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^ok. It will end up being WHBWH v Weather Systems anyway.Wink
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All three of these are top 50 albums for me, and I actually have all of them on LP. Having said that, Weather Systems is top 20, and one of the crowning achievements in its (albeit small at the moment) field.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 06:44
Interesting that I'm the first to vote for WHBWH.  I just so fell in love with that from the first time I heard it.  Weather Systems is great, but I find it slightly inferior.  It has nothing as wonderful as "A Simple Mistake", "Universal" or "Hindsight".
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We're Here Because We're Here followed by Falling Deeper then Weather Systems.
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We're Here Because We're Here; Weather Systems is a weak follow up IMO.
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We Are Here is a perfect album, not a weak second on it! 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 12:57
We're Here Because We're Here, it seems to be the most consistent out of these three.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2013 at 15:16
The reason I prefer Weather Systems over WHBWH, is because I connect with it more, musically and lyrically. WS feels more sincere, and I can hear that passion through the music. This is only my interpretation though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 17:04
Not much between WHBWH and WS for me. The former edges it for beeing slightly more consistent.

But none of these are my favourite from the band. I prefer the three preceding ones; Judgement, A Fine Day to Exit and A Natural Disaster (not necessarily in that order).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progmind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2013 at 18:07
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

We're Here Because We're Here followed by Falling Deeper then Weather Systems.


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