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Classic Album Review: The Church | Forget Yourself

The Australian veterans return with a surprisingly memorable 17th studio release.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Forget Yourself? The Church might have been better off calling this Remember Us?

Thanks to label woes and a revolving-door lineup, these Aussie vets have been out of sight — and out of mind — for more than a decade. But if this 17th CD is anything to go by, they’re not out of ideas. Those who can still hum their ’80s hit Under The Milky Way will recognize the darkly shimmering guitars and rich, resonant vocals found in these sitar-and-reverb-laced doses of neo-psychedelic pop. And those too young to remember The Church’s glory days — but hip enough to dig kindred musical spirits like Psychedelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen and Luna — might find themselves converted by these dreamy grooves and swirly melodies. At the very least, they might find Forget Yourself reasonably memorable.