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Dark Is the Way. Light Is a Place
Deluxe CD/DVD edition contains bonus DVD with official and non-official videos as well as making of the album/behind the scenes footage. 2010 release, the fifth studio album from the Christian Alt-Rockers. Produced by the ... more »
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Deluxe CD/DVD edition contains bonus DVD with official and non-official videos as well as making of the album/behind the scenes footage. 2010 release, the fifth studio album from the Christian Alt-Rockers. Produced by the legendary Brendan O'Brien, who has produced classics for everyone from Pearl Jam to Bruce Springsteen. The album was recorded over the course of five weeks in Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. According to lead singer Stephen "He (Brendan) gave us the tools and showed us how to tighten everything up. For us, it was just a different caliber and I think we rose to the occasion."
Michael Dudley | Rockville, MD United States | 09/21/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A few years ago a friend threw the Anberlin album "New Surrender" into his car CD player and I immediately fell in love with this band's music. The very first song of the album grabbed me immediately and I was blown away by every song on the album. I made one song my ringtone and bought two copies of my own, one digital to listen at home and the other a cd to leave in my car as the only cd I'd have in there.
Later, I needed more Anberlin, so I got my hands on the album "Cities" and though I didn't enjoy it quite as much as New Surrender, I still enjoyed it very much. Anberlin had become one of my favorite bands.
I preordered "Dark Is the Way: Light Is a Place". I've listened to the album 3 times and find it hard to even attempt to listen to again. The intelligent lyrics I'd heard on the other two albums were gone. I'm not sure if there is a single song where Anberlin doesn't repeat the same line of lyrics over and over repeatedly. The first song doesn't grab me and I'm utterly disappointed with this album's lyrics and the catchiness of the songs. There are maybe one or 2 songs I enjoy listening to again, but still have no lyrical excitement to them. It's almost as if they were hurrying the album to release and said to themselves, "I have an idea... why don't we just repeat the same line over and over for a verse or chorus in every song." Maybe they have a different writer for their music, but whatever the problem is, needs to be fixed.
I won't buy another one of their albums without first hearing the music from it again. Hopefully they can get back to what I'd consider greatness, again someday."
Disappointing for me...
Kyle | 09/25/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Seems to me I became an Anberlin fan like everyone else- heard "Paperthin Hymn" on the Radio. And as much as i love Anberlin- One of my Top 3 bands with HURT- this album is not doing it for me. I don't know why. The lyrics are great, his voice is his classic voice, everything seems right. But its missing something. Its not i don't like the slow songs. I cherish "The Unwinding Cable Car" and ""(The Symphony of) Blasé" as some of my favorite songs. I just feel like those songs, despite their heavy and saddening lyrics, still made me smile. All their songs from Cities, Blueprints, and Never Take Friendship personal had a different sound. Upbeat, for want of a better word. Like, think "Glass To the Arson" "A Day Late" "The Runaways" "Time & Confusion". Powerful emotional lyrics that make you want to cry combined with music that you can't help but dance to. This album is lacking that for me. "Impossible" is good, and I'm sure a couple songs will grow on me. But it won't be the same Anberlin experience. But luckily I got all their other albums, which is enough (=
"(The Symphony Of) Blasé"
"Glass to The Arson"
"Time & Confusion"
"There Is No Mathematics To Love & Loss"
These songs ^ are classics, that I will share (And do share!) them with everyone i talk music with. And I don't think i could honestly recommend this album to anyone.
(I do recommend listening to HURT. Check out "Rapture", "House Carpenter" "Fighting Tao" "Well" "Assurance" Love them! LOL)"