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Surprise return to form,
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This review is from: Antiphon (Audio CD)
'The Trials of Van Occupanther' was a modern day classic, an album that I fell in love with and an album that had a vision leaving you in no doubt that Midlake are a band that can be around for a long time.
'The Courage of Others' then was a shock to most fans of the band. Tim Smith led the band into a place that I tried very hard to follow but couldn't. As it turns out the rest of the band couldn't either.
When I heard that Tim decided to leave I thought that was it, a great band cut short when they could have been so much more.
So to my utter surprise and delight, 'Antiphon' completely turns things around for the band, with mesmorising, multi-layered songs that prove that the band are more than capable of life without Tim.
Van Occupanther would be hard to beat because it is simply one of the best records of the last 10-15 years but 'Antiphon' challenges, thats for sure. They still sound like Midlake but can be likened to Pink Floyd and other prog rock bands, no bad thing. Yes its different, did we want Midlake to change? Well its better than no Midlake and you just have to listen without prejudice, appreciate a band that are just as accomplished without Tim Smith.
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2013 11:19:33 GMT
How is Antiphon a "return to form" (*yawns*) when it sounds nothing like The Trials of Van Occupanther and often plays like a Courage of Others rehash?
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