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THE LAST BRIGHT LIGHT

Mostly Autumn

 

Prog Folk

3.99 | 171 ratings

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Asyte2c00
3 stars Insipid. Mostly Autumn is one of my favorite contemporary progressive rock bands, particularly prog folk. However, this album is marred by Bryan Josh's awful vocals in the begining of the album. Although he displays some admirable guitar work, it seems unfocused and largley undeveloped. As for Heather Findlay's vocals, they are decent at best. Honestly, I believe her vocals are more prominent on the following album, Passengers. In the Last bright Light, the melodies are uninspired and seem far-fetched; they are trying to do too much with toolittle. Since all of their albums serve as chapters within a larger story, they have to work hard to keep their heavenly music relevant to the story they are trying to tell. Furthermore, the length of this album, 71, minutes is rather superfluous considering the effect could have been carried out in say 55-60 minutes.

Overall, I would ardently reccommend that you listen to Passengers. Heather Findlay's voice are in top form, The melodies are superb, and the musicianship is first tier. The Last Bright Light has its moments "Shrinking Violet," "Half the Rainbow," and the "Dark Before the Dawn." But Passengers, is more consistent, and better album altogther, more inspired, more focused.

Asyte2c00 | 3/5 |

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