Anathema   Distant Satellites
3.8 Release Date: 2014
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0.0 Xinlo | June 4th 14

a solid album overall, but sort of directionless. And the electronic influences on the second half of the album aren't doing it for me either... that said, Anathema is one of their best songs ever.

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3.5 greatDarkNoctus CONTRIBUTOR | April 13th 14

way better than weather systems, not as good as some of their best albums but this album is everything i wanted it to be. welcome back, anathema!

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3.7 greatVoivod STAFF | June 15th 14

Anathema go back to the sweet gloom of their late-'90s-early-00s era, take a small loan from their current indentity, and wind up with their most interesting album since 2003.

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5.0 classicvictor120494 | June 1st 14

This album is majestic music from a majestic band. Its emotional melodies and soundscapes are mesmerizing and are perfectly complemented by the soaring vocal lines and words. If the heavyness they once had is not in-your-face, it is somehow subdued in there, the massive pounding of the drums being where this is most noticeable, aiding builting up the epic-ness of their music; wich screams in every song. Like I read in some review, it's probably the most "Anathema" album ever released, once it has references from earlier works from the band it's definetly a step forward, a glimpse into their future, a postulate of what the soul of this band is. It's a new-born classic!

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3.5 greatTrey Spencer STAFF | June 18th 14

Album number 3 of the same basic formula starts to feel a bit stale (by Anathema standards). It's still really good, but I can't say I'm a fan of the electronic portion of the album. Antimatter (which featured a member of Anathema) integrated the electronics much better.

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3.5 greatLambda | June 12th 14

The electronic drumming in the second half of the record doesn't totally work for me, and as a whole the record isn't as consistent as their best work, but nonetheless Distant Satellites is another great release from Anathema. The three parts of "The Lost Song" and the band-title track "Anathema" (which features some of Vincent's most impressive vocal work ever) are the highlights. The mix is very good too. Overall, Distant Satellites isn't at the top of Anathema's discography, but it's far from the bottom, and as it stands is a mostly worthwhile listen. 3.7

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4.0 excellenttrogora | June 5th 14

The album should have stopped after their self titled song "Anathema".

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4.5 superbFilip Kurbanovic | June 5th 14

If they ever planned to end their career with an album, this should be the one. It's got everything they've ever done here. Great stuff

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3.0 goodgoodenuff | June 1st 14

50/50 for me, end of album is better but as a whole, disappointing. same tricks as the last 2 for first half of album. i think anyone who loves those will love this but may not like you're not alone (totally KidA) and the title track. piano, orchestration, the female voice, we love you, i love you, i'll cry, getting a bit meh. Radiohead never wrote so much cheese to gain pop. rthey need a 5 year break to make an 8/10 at least i think.

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4.0 excellentjohnny of the Well | May 15th 14

This is an album by the best band ever. They also have the best band name ever. There is also a song named after the band on this album by the best band ever with the best band name ever. Conclusion...keep the top spot of your 2014 lists clear for now.

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