After Everything Now This

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. More often than not displays a penchant for melody and tension which would shame many of the new millennium's pop pups.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Fans are well served, but newcomers might tire waiting for the group's charms to percolate. [Feb 2002, p.93]
  3. Melodic but samey, the songs flow into each other, creating a relaxing, seamless work that never breaks out of its mold. That said, the musicianship is of such consistently high quality that even the most lackluster tunes are redeemed by the band's innate professionalism.
  4. Their now drab and dense psychedelia has been "updated" with the occasional drum machine but is still populated by willowy, damaged girls called Esmeralda and songs with "chrome" in the title.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MilkyWay
    Jul 10, 2007
    9
    I think"After everything now this"is one of the best achievements by The Church.The music sounds incredibly fresh and every track has I think"After everything now this"is one of the best achievements by The Church.The music sounds incredibly fresh and every track has different mood.My personal favourites are the title song,Radiance,Chromium,song for the asking.The Church are masters of melancholy and mood.The songs are intriguing but accesible at the same time. Full Review »
  2. JavierS
    Mar 23, 2006
    10
    Calmed, timeless, relaxing... A timeless album, maybe the best ever done by this great band.
  3. TimeBeing
    Nov 12, 2002
    10
    A great album, showing the Church at the top of their form. Goes beyond Starfish and UTMW, while retaining some of the characteristic Church A great album, showing the Church at the top of their form. Goes beyond Starfish and UTMW, while retaining some of the characteristic Church sound that showed back then, the title track and Radiance stand out, Chromium, Numbers and Seen It Coming are not far behind in quality. The recently released "Parallel Universe" is a good companion to After Everything, with remixes of those songs and a second CD of outtakes from those sessions. Full Review »