Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Asia - Asia CD (album) cover




Prog Related

3.15 | 483 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
2 stars Noooo!!

The four songs of this album are quintessential middle of the road bland pop. If you like Asia I'm sure you'll like this. As a part of a prog collection - I simply have no idea whatsoever why this would be in it. Might as well have The Jam (except that is streaks better).

If this album was "of the time" and I'm just not getting it then I'm glad I luckily had my head in a bucket at the material time.

"Only time will tell": it does and this is an album that should be consigned to the closet of big hair, big shoulder pads, short sleeves, "insincerity" and clichéd lyrics.

"Sole Survivor" the lucky one that got away!

"One step closer": no I would advise several miles away. preferably in a bunker in a neighbouring planet.

"Time Again" ; why is this on the album: the intro is great. all goes a bit overblown after, but hey in the context of this album it's a pinnacle of success. Momentary touches of a Gentle Giant vibe.

The second side is more than a nyumb perhaps even a tad better . "Cutting it Fine" for me is the stand out amidst the AOR blandness. Clichéd lyrics and cringing rhymes:

"Your sole advisor always was yourself/you never listened to no-one else"

What more can you say?

obiter | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ASIA review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives