Dead Can Dance - Anastasis

Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
CRITIC SCORE
71
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Rank: #312 / 678
USER SCORE
70
Based on
13 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Anastasis’ musical world isn’t insular or sealed off; it’s the rare album meant for longtime fans that is also accessible to new listeners.

80
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Despite the long layoff, Anastasis is a logical progression from the band's mid-90s albums as well as Brendan and Gerrard's respective solo work since.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

Dead Can Dance sticks to its timeless principles, so you can’t exactly be surprised that Anastasis isn’t for the casual cultural tourist.

70
The 405
The 405

There's no saw toothed aggression, there's nothing incredibly different in the theme and execution from the likes of earlier albums 

60
musicOMH
musicOMH

Anastasis is certainly an accomplished record and one that fits well within Dead Can Dance’s output, but it is a hard listen.

60
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

While the album refines the familiar sounds of their 80s and 90s heyday, they haven’t quite walked through that door to a new world.

54
Paste
Paste

Anastasis is also bloated and overly precious—even at its brightest, it’s about as fun as a funeral procession.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: August 14, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: [PIAS] Recordings
GENRE: Ambient
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Track List
  1. Children of the Sun 
  2. Anabasis 
  3. Agape 
  4. Amnesia 
  5. Kiko 
  6. Opium 
  7. Return of the She-King 
  8. All in Good Time
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Added on: June 26, 2012