Everything Was Forever

Sea Power - Everything Was Forever
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2022 Ratings: #151 / 330
User Score
Based on 99 ratings
2022 Ratings: #220
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

Like much of Sea Power’s previous work, it’s an environmental elegy of an album, a sad paean for what’s described in Folly as ‘this weird rock.’

80
Uncut
Sea Power return with an album of soaring pastoral symphonies, grand emotional vistas, knowing nostalgia and surreal wordplay.
80
Louder Than War
Sea Power, as we know now minus the British, return with an expansive album that draws you in with its warmth while kicking out in defiance.
80
Under The Radar
The six-piece enters its third decade as a band with a truncated name, but what hasn’t changed, as Sea Power sails into a new chapter, is its indomitable creative spirit.
80
The Arts Desk
The music is propulsively joyous, hymning love and nature over capitalism and power.
80
Loud and Quiet

Everything Was Forever is less an album, more a vessel: a surreally radio-friendly meditation to swim within.

80
Evening Standard
While the band’s seventh album is unlikely to banish their cult status, these dynamic, grandiose anthems are worth getting to know.
80
NME

The Brighton band – notably having dropped the word 'British' from their moniker – return with a brutal but beautiful album that we can all relate to now.

80
AllMusic

Sea Power have been one of the most interesting U.K. acts to emerge since the dawn of the new millennium, and Everything Was Forever not only shows they're still in strong form, it's as bold and inspired as their best work.

80
Record Collector

They may have dropped unwanted traces of empire from their name, but, crafted with care and dense with detail, this is Sea Power at their imperial best.

80
Clash
A stint as award-winning soundtrack artists has no doubt enhanced Sea Power’s world-building capabilities, but if this record proves anything it’s that the simple act of emotional connect remains one of their dearest qualities.
80
Sputnikmusic

Everything Was Forever more than exceeds the bar for a collection of tunes from these veteran rockers. Indeed, it’s a contender for their strongest work yet…

74
Pitchfork
More than two decades into its career, the band formerly known as British Sea Power sounds newly energized, eagerly plotting new routes to familiar emotional peaks.
70
Gigwise

Fans will enjoy Everything Was Forever, and there’s plenty for even more casual listeners to like too. It might not be one that’s felt instantly, but there’s a good album in there.

60
Mojo

They still struggle for hooks ... solve that problem and they'd be almost perfect.

60
Dork
A mature, deliberate force, from starry-eyed opener ‘Scaring At The Sky’ onwards, they’re better than that – a band to celebrate for the right reasons.
60
God Is in the TV
What is a little lacking, sadly, is the pedigree of songwriting that makes much of the band’s best work absolutely timeless.
daltdisney
70

The second half of ‘Everything Was Forever’ isn’t quite as interesting as the first, but it all comes together to form a pretty good art rock album with some great tracks in the mix. “Doppelgänger,” “Transmitter” and “Fear Eats the Soul” are my favorites. This is everything I expected from the veteran—formerly British—band.

Jamobo
65

Sea Power. Similar name, similar sound

Formerly known as British Sea Power, the band decided to change their name in an attempt to separate themselves from the growing nationalism in the UK. While an understandable decision, I would have found it a lot more interesting for a band with their home in their name to brazenly let their country's leader know what they think.

While the name change is disappointing, Everything Was Forever itself can actually be a rather angry project. In particular, ... read more

NTTR
59

Sea Power - Everything Was Forever

Genre: Indie Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 59% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 110th / 200

Highlight: Two Fingers

Made me think of:
Deerhunter
Black Country, New Road
Super Furry Animals

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Added on: August 9, 2021