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  • Summary: Over two years in the making, 'After Everything' is the twelfth album from the Australian band, still best known for their 1988 hit "Under The Milky Way."
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  1. Sounds utterly contemporary even as it harks to the band's glory days.
  2. A record that handily bests anything that they've put out in the last 15 years, and can stand head and shoulders against their best efforts of the '80s.
  3. 80
    Anachronism never sounded so good. [#53, p.72]
  4. Quintessential Church, imbued with an ethereal beauty that characterizes the best of their work.... However, nearly every song runs too long. [#34, p.61]
  5. More often than not displays a penchant for melody and tension which would shame many of the new millennium's pop pups.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  1. TomL.
    Apr 29, 2002
    10
    The best album I have purchased in 2002. Sounds so amazing loud. You need to listen to it many times to catch everything. Unreal they could do this 22 years after their first album. Expand
  2. 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 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. Collapse
  3. JavierS
    Mar 23, 2006
    10
    Calmed, timeless, relaxing... A timeless album, maybe the best ever done by this great band.
  4. 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 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. Expand

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