Forget Yourself - The Church
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  • Summary: This is the veteran Australian band's 17th album.
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  1. The rough, live feel of the tracks comes across beautifully in the recording, and after years of winning over fans with truly rocking live shows, the Church have finally managed to capture that sound on disc.
  2. Longtime fans will find plenty to cherish on this very atmospheric and tuneful sortie.
  3. Forget Yourself is overlong and largely unoriginal, but it possesses a craft and sophistication largely missing from many of its modern-day guitar-pop peers.
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    The Church are, against the odds, still a dreamily appealing proposition. [Mar 2004, p.100]
  5. There's little new stylistically... but the results are remarkably strong. [Feb 2004, p.98]
  6. The Church's languid melancholy sedates rather than seduces. [Feb 2004, p.88]

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  1. GeoffD
    Feb 5, 2004
    10
    Rock's Best-Kept-Secret Strikes Again! Easily one of the best albums of last year (and now this year), "Forget Yourself" is deserving of the critical acclaim. And why shouldn't The Church be proud? This is easily one of their most solid albums, ranking up at the top with "Starfish" and "Heyday." Tracks like Telepath, Maya, and June are the strongest on the album with the Led Zepplinish, Nothing Seeker and beautiful Appalatia following close behind. Clearly, The Church are evolving, experimenting, and producing some of their best music of their long career, at a time when lesser bands would be packing it in. This album should work wonderfully live where The Church truly shine! Expand