Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Mona Lisa - Grimaces CD (album) cover


Mona Lisa


Symphonic Prog

3.48 | 41 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
3 stars Yay! Only 1 review before mine and it's 1 star! That's unfair and smells like bashing!

3.5 stars go to MONA LISA's "Grimaces" - the first album I heard from them. Interesting enough and even enjoyable, but beware - this is French Theatrical Art Rock, and acquired taste is needed to rate it fairly. Music is influnced both by shanson-like insane singing and cirkus perfomance atmosphere and songs. Add a huge pile of GENESIS here. and you'll get an album-long "Harold the Burrel" ;) Seriously, if you like QUEEN and GENESIS theatrical fleur and can imagine it on French (with a noticable dose of French avant as well), don't hesitate much. I'll definetely check the other ones from MONA LISA avalaible in my area and return with my further impressions. Recommended!

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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 MONA LISA 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