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Blackfield

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Open Mind
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Blackfield
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Glow
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Scars
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Lullaby
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Pain
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Summer
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Cloudy Now
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The Hole In Me
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Hello
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Perfect World
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Where Is My Love?
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Cloudy Now (Live)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 48:33

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Fabulous Album

jamesoh

Listen to this album. Great songs that get even better with more listens. Lots of good writing and great stories. All three of their albums are 5 srars in my book.

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Like Porcupine Tree but with better songs

Mercury

Blackfield, like Porcupine Tree, has great music. The difference is that there is more focus on writing good songs and less focus on how elaborate they can make the music. Simple is often better, and this proves true with Blackfield. Porcupine Tree has phenomenal instrumentation and amazing music, but their songs don't really do much for me. Here, there is no effort to be "progressive", nor impress the listener with amazing instrumentalist feats. Instead the focus is writing really good alt./pop/rock songs, and it pays off. Cloudy Now is stellar, and extremely catchy.

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Near Perfect

wiretrain

Alternative/punk? Well no. This is atomspheric, melodic rock. Lots of mid-tempo songs with acoustic guitars strummed over textured washes of synths. While that may sound like it could become tedious, it is so brilliantly done it is totally absorbing instead. For me, this is a special one. No weak moments.

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Should've stayed away

rowleyj

Porcupine Tree is one of my favorite bands, so when I heard about this side-project I was eager to hear it. I have to admit that I was disappointed. Steven Wilson is so much better than the effort he gives on this album. It seems rushed and although a few songs stand out, the album as a whole is a waste of time. I'll stick with listening to Porcupine Tree.

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Awesome album

big-al75

This album has an excellent epic feel to it. Similar to previous P.T. efforts. Check out "Scars","Hello",and "Perfect World". Overall this is a cohesive album worthy of a five star rating.

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Wonderful!

alextorres

Blackfield are one of Porcupine Tree's front man Steve Wilson projects together with Israeli songwriter Aviv Geffen. If you like Porcupine Tree's sound, you may well like this, although with Blackfield the songs are shorter and poppier. The music is wonderfully crafted, the instrumentation a delightful mix of guitars and keyboards; this is brilliant pop/rock music.

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It's cloudy now

chunter

Cloudy Now has a great contour to it, and an amazing ending; if you're on the fence download that one. Is the title "Sears" a typographical error? Folks that are accustomed to Porcupine Tree's sound (this is a Steve Wilson side project, if the other reviews haven't made that clear enough yet) will notice this album has a much quieter sound overall, but that's what's nice about it.

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I am amazed

frontier5

When you think you have heard his best work, he comes to amaze. If you are a fan, don'T MISS THIS ONE.

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Fantastic

Comrade

fans of Steven Wilson and porcupine tree will enjoy this one. The songs are dark and very much have the flavor of a breakup. But don't get me wrong, there is some excellent rock here.

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Grows on you

CoolFood

If you're a fan of Porcupine Tree, you will like this album. It takes a while to get grow into, but once it does, you'll be listening to it again and again. My gripes with the album are that the songs are too short, and some of the lyrics leave a lot to desire, such as, "Here I am standing at the sea shore, she's gone."

They Say All Music Guide

Producer, bandleader (No-Man, Porcupine Tree) and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson joined forces with Israeli singer/songwriter Aviv Gefen in 2000, when Gefen invited Wilson to play with him for a series of concerts in Israel. Their first album as a duo, recording under the name Blackfield, does betray their mutual love of 1960s and 1970s classic rock, but it also contains more than a hint of an ’80s influence — at times the band sounds like a cross between Tears for Fears and a more organic-sounding Pet Shop Boys. Lyrically, they throw down the gauntlet early — the first line of the first song goes “Here’s a song from an open mind.” Everything else is no big surprise: scars are mentioned more than once, as are nightmares, pain, death and sorrow. But Blackfield’s sound is anything but morose. The music isn’t exactly chipper, but it’s always rich and pretty, and at times (as on the album-ending “Hello”) it’s downright grandiose. There are also quite a few sonic surprises thrown into the mix, such as the almost subliminal found-sound experimentation on “Lullaby” and the sudden incursion of Middle Eastern reeds and a drum’n'bass breakbeat in the middle of the otherwise sweet and dreamy “Scars.” The bonus disc with video content makes the deal that much sweeter. Recommended. – Rick Anderson

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