ANATHEMA – Weather Systems (2012) Music’s healing power

“There’s plenty of melancholy on there as well, but a philosophical maturity and a new ability to express profound thoughts in a simpler, more direct fashion, and even happiness when appropriate”

Make Your Own Taste

Even the cover is great!

Over time, as you write a blog site and review a lot of albums, it becomes clear what your favourite topics are, whether you chose ’em or they chose you. For instance, my favourite band for most of my life was/is The Church; hence, there’s a lot of content on this site about that band. I’ve had a long time to listen to and absorb their music, so my thoughts have some currency. Another, more recent phenomenon in my listening life is Liverpudlian band Anathema, of which you will find a summary here. It’s been a couple of years since I “discovered” the band’s music, and now I must say, when I need a pick-me-up, out of the literally thousands of albums I possess, theirs are very often the ones I reach for. And this one in particular. That’s why there is an embarrassingly…

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