I think all Anathema-albums are great, apart from Serenades
Even though i love Judgement
, adore A Natural Disaster
, worship A Fine Day To Exit
and like Alternative 4
, i still don't think The Silent Enigma
can be topped.
To me, that is one of "those" albums, an album so perfect that you don't want to change it for a bit.
It has Great songs, great variety, and i really love the "raw"-sound.
I think what makes the album so perfect, is the fact that it was kinda before the "big" breakthrough.
There's several bands that i feel, has made their best albums before the commercial-success.Eternity
is another masterpiece that deserves to be mentioned, but it often gets forgotten.
What i mean by all of this is not that i like older-Anathema over newer-Anathema, but i think the magic, the whole time/place/stars location in the universe etc. has made The Silent Enigma
I'm a bit sleepy now, but hopefully the text above is understandable.
And, i'd just like to add a tiny list of my album-ranking as it is now:
1. The Silent Enigma
4. A Fine Day To Exit
5. A Natural Disaster (haven't listened to this one in a while, gotta play it soon again)
6. Alternative 4