Friday, December 26 2014
From idiosyncratic tales of dastardly aliens to concept albums about a mysterious demon, prog maintained its reputation for eclecticism in 2014.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
This year saw the release of some of the best modern progressive music from a wide array of subgenres and idiosyncratic approaches.
Sunday, December 16 2012
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
Thursday, December 13 2012
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Tuesday, December 4 2012
The albums you see below are a testament to the chameleonic nature of prog: Coldplay-esque stadium ballads, sludge metal, sample-heavy concept records, and classic-style prog all stand side by side.
Thursday, June 12 2014
In light of the major achievement that is 2012's Weather Systems and 2013's live album Universal, distant satellites feels minor in comparison. But this is still Anathema, so bring some tissues.
Wednesday, April 25 2012
Weather Systems still finds Anathema to be one of prog/art-rock's most beautiful groups, despite the imbalance in the sequencing of the album.
Wednesday, February 25 2004
Tuesday, May 7 2002
Monday, March 17 2014
“Internal Landscapes” forces you to reflect on those you’ve lost, not just in terms of their absence, but in terms of what you shared with them when they were alive.
Monday, March 10 2014
The penultimate track on "Weather Systems" is astoundingly powerful and dynamic.
Monday, March 3 2014
Anathema goes for a more straightforward (though no less involving) approach on the seventh track from Weather Systems.
Monday, February 24 2014
The sixth song on Weather Systems is likely the most schizophrenic track Anathema has ever recorded, and it's a fine example of how inventive and diverse the group can be.
Monday, February 17 2014
The fourth and fifth songs on Anathema's latest masterpiece provide a calmer and more optimistic view on familiar thematic struggles.