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Features

Friday, December 26 2014

The Best Progressive Rock of 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

The Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 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

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 Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

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 Best Progressive Rock (and Metal) of 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.


Reviews

Thursday, June 12 2014

Anathema: distant satellites

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

Anathema: Weather Systems

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

Anathema: A Natural Disaster


Tuesday, May 7 2002

Anathema: A Fine Day to Exit


Blogs

Monday, March 17 2014

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - "Internal Landscapes"

“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

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - "The Lost Child"

The penultimate track on "Weather Systems" is astoundingly powerful and dynamic.


Monday, March 3 2014

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - "The Beginning and the End"

Anathema goes for a more straightforward (though no less involving) approach on the seventh track from Weather Systems.


Monday, February 24 2014

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - "The Storm Before the Calm"

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

Scanning the Skies for Solace: Anathema - "Lightning Song" and "Sunlight"

The fourth and fifth songs on Anathema's latest masterpiece provide a calmer and more optimistic view on familiar thematic struggles.


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