After Everything Now This
Label: Thirsty Ear Recordings Inc.
It can be tough being in a veteran band. If a new, young group came out with songs as fresh as the driving, nihilistic "Numbers" or as flat-out lovely as "After Everything," they'd be feted as the next big thing. But it's old news for the Church to sound this good. If you haven't heard them in a while, just hit "play" and dive in -- this one can stand proudly next to their best releases.