First Appeared in The Music Box, February 1995, Volume 2, #2
Written by John Metzger
The Church, or what's left of the group, is back with Sometime Anywhere, an album that rehashes ground already traveled by the band on its earlier releases. Marty Willson-Piper and Steve Kilbey are still in charge, and while the duo has captured the sound of 1981's Of Skins and Heart and 1988's Starfish, the originality, excitement, and emotion is gone.
Too bad. Had The Church been interested, this might have been a decent album. The spacier territory explored on Priest=Aura continues with Sometime Anywhere, which contains 75 minutes worth of songs that attempt to imitate (but can't quite capture) the sounds of the Stone Roses and The Cure. True, there are a few decent tracks here — most notably, Eastern, Business Woman and Authority. However, The Church has the unfortunate and annoying habit of compiling a solid outing and then regurgitating it for years before it destroys the mold, and right now, it's in a serious rut. ½
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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