Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here



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Release date: 31 May 2010
Style: Atmospheric rock

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Disc I
01. Thin Air
02. Summernight Horizon
03. Dreaming Light
04. Everything
05. Angels Walk Among Us [feat. Ville Valo]
06. Presence
07. A Simple Mistake
08. Get Off Get Out
09. Universal
10. Hindsight

Disc II [Limited Edition Digibook: DVD-A with 5.1 mix]
01. Thin Air
02. Summernight Horizon
03. Dreaming Light
04. Everything
05. Angels Walk Among Us [feat. Ville Valo]
06. Presence
07. A Simple Mistake
08. Get Off Get Out
09. Universal
10. Hindsight

The Best Alternative Metal Album Of 2010

Additional info
Produced by Anathema
Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
Mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin)

Backing vocals on 5 by Ville Valo (H.I.M.)
String arrangements by Dave Stewart (Stewart/Gaskin, Porcupine Tree)

The vinyl edition version of the album comes on double 180gr. black vinyl with a
gatefold sleeve on heavyweight card with printed inner sleeves. The vinyl will
be limited to 2000 numbered copies and will come with drop card with a link to
download a digital version of the album.

Recorded at the Bunglaow, Yorkshire; and Propagation House, Cornwall.
Strings recorded at Angel Studios, London.
Produced by Anathema.
Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin).

Re-released as a Special Edition by The End Records in 2011 with the following bonus material:
11. Angels Walk Among Us (demo mix) (5:06)
12. Presence (demo mix) (2:36)
13. A Simple Mistake (demo mix) (8:15).

7inch:
Side A: Dreaming Light (Orchestral Version) (5:33)
Side B: Universal (Orchestral Version) (7:25).

Download Only Track:
01. Everything (demo mix) (5:14).

Staff review by
jupitreas
Rating:
N/A
Anathema have long since abandoned their trademark style and their current eclecticism is as much of a trait as it is a fault. Willingness to experiment and grow as a band is, of course, always praise-worthy; however, Anathema have a distinct stench about them - the unmistakable, shiver-inducing stench of being a follower.

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published 27.07.2010 | Comments (43)

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08.10.2012 - 20:30
Rating: 5
Echonia
Worst anathema album for me.I don't know why but I think that is an album with no pasion. I have listen this album many times but still I have the same opinion. It's like I listen to Coldplay or U2. I love them but , ok , I just don't like this album. And I hate when they say 'this is our best album'.. Eternity ? Silent Enigma ? Alternative 4 ? Judgement ?

Weather systems is better for me. ( the lost child is one of the best song of their carrer in my opinion)
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We are just..a moment in time!
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17.10.2012 - 15:37
Rating: 5
Echonia
Written by Slyfang on 03.06.2010 at 17:45

Written by Pimeässä on 02.06.2010 at 14:06

Where is real Anathema? this is a medium post rock easy rock heh! no word to say but Regret
We're Here Because We're NOT Here


who the hell are you to say what is REAL Anathema?


For me 'real' anathema is all the albums from serenades to a natural disaster. I don't care if they are heavy or not. But whbwh is all about 'atmosphere' and nothing more! After 7 years of waiting I expected something much better!
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We are just..a moment in time!
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17.10.2012 - 20:34
Rating: 9
Slyfang
Written by Echonia on 17.10.2012 at 15:37

Written by Slyfang on 03.06.2010 at 17:45

Written by Pimeässä on 02.06.2010 at 14:06

Where is real Anathema? this is a medium post rock easy rock heh! no word to say but Regret
We're Here Because We're NOT Here


who the hell are you to say what is REAL Anathema?


For me 'real' anathema is all the albums from serenades to a natural disaster. I don't care if they are heavy or not. But whbwh is all about 'atmosphere' and nothing more! After 7 years of waiting I expected something much better!


So you'd rather they become depressed and miserable again to satisfy your musical desires?
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18.10.2012 - 16:14
Rating: 5
Echonia
Written by Slyfang on 17.10.2012 at 20:34

Written by Echonia on 17.10.2012 at 15:37

Written by Slyfang on 03.06.2010 at 17:45

Written by Pimeässä on 02.06.2010 at 14:06

Where is real Anathema? this is a medium post rock easy rock heh! no word to say but Regret
We're Here Because We're NOT Here


who the hell are you to say what is REAL Anathema?


For me 'real' anathema is all the albums from serenades to a natural disaster. I don't care if they are heavy or not. But whbwh is all about 'atmosphere' and nothing more! After 7 years of waiting I expected something much better!


So you'd rather they become depressed and miserable again to satisfy your musical desires?


No. I don't! I'm just saying that this album is just to relax with the atmosphere that turns out! It's background music!
And the lyrics ... 'all that I know is I love you , yes I love you!' They know how to write epic lyrics but the lyrics of this album are bad for me. I don't understand your enervation. We just say our opinion about an album!
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We are just..a moment in time!
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19.10.2012 - 19:42
Rating: 5
Echonia
Written by Elyar S. on 10.06.2010 at 19:39

"I that I know is I love you" hahahaha, what an Anathema.


Agree!!! I remember when they used to write awesome lyrics..huge poetry!They have great love songs with great lyrics (angelica , are you there , inner silence etc. For me, 'inner SIlence' is a perfect love poem!) but 'thin air' ? What a joke..
'All that I know is I love you , yes I love you '
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19.10.2012 - 21:01
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I don't think it's a joke at all. It is just something different. If you like "Inner Silence" go listen to Alternative 4. Change doesn't always need to be so painful
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.


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22.04.2013 - 15:55
Rating: 9
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Beautiful, but pretty much 'chill-out' listening music and little bit boring as well.
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16.07.2015 - 21:40
Rating: 7
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
The fact that this album and "A Fine Day To Exit" have the same rating is a bit troubling to me.
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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23.09.2015 - 17:04
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Good start but gets boring when nearing the end.
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Freedom is a state of mind-not freedom from something but a sense of freedom, a freedom to doubt and question all and therefore so intense, active and vigorous that it throws away every form of dependence, slavery, conformity and acceptance-J Krishnamurti
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18.05.2020 - 20:49
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Re-listened. Summernight Horizon is amazing. Thin Air and Everything are also great songs. I still think the album gets noticeably weaker when nearing its end.
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Freedom is a state of mind-not freedom from something but a sense of freedom, a freedom to doubt and question all and therefore so intense, active and vigorous that it throws away every form of dependence, slavery, conformity and acceptance-J Krishnamurti
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18.05.2020 - 21:15
Rating: 8
Redel
Written by Jope of Steele on 18.05.2020 at 20:49

Re-listened. Summernight Horizon is amazing. Thin Air and Everything are also great songs. I still think the album gets noticeably weaker when nearing its end.


That is definitely the case.
I like the songs you mention but my highlights here are Dreaming Light and Angels walk among us.
7.5 overall, one of their weaker albums.
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