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This review is from: Iv (Audio CD)
Blackfield IV is a very skimpy 31 minutes or so of niceness - nothing particularly offensive, but certainly nothing to get at all worked up about. Blackfield appear to have settled for a forumla they're happy with - very short melodic pop that you can have on in the background while doing something else. The inclusion of Messrs Cavanagh, Anderson and Donahue at least offers a change in vocal sound, if nothing else.
There isn't a bad song on IV; thing is, there's not a really good one, either. It's just nice. Hence my three stars - it's okay. Welcome to My DNA is better, and Blackfield I and II are streets ahead. If you're new to the band and want to check them out, do yourself a favour and check the earlier stuff, first.
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Initial post: 10 Aug 2014 21:04:31 BDT
I agree 100%. I don't really get the 1 star reviews because it really doesn't seem THAT bad. Equally there's literally nothing here that makes me think Wow!. As you say, it's niceness!, unfortunately also (and as a result), forgettable. I never though 1 and 2 were incredible, but they really are miles better and have some memorable songs.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2014 11:24:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Aug 2014 11:24:42 BDT
Thanks for the comment, Charlie. 1 and 2 are pretty decent, though neither would make my top 100. But they at least showed promise. 4 just shows complacency, imo.
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