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Trevor Rabin


Crossover Prog

3.21 | 29 ratings

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2 stars I wish I would have looked away when I purchased this CD shortly after it's release. Blushingly, I admit of giving it numerous spins before it was unceremoniously disregarded as of any interest to me. Currently this album is rated as a clean 4 and if I didn't know better, on that basis I'd be racing out to obtain this work. Well, I'd suggest to try it first before parting with your money. From my angle, I hold this work solely responsible for losing interest in Rabin's future efforts.

Crossover it may be, although I see it as Prog-Related if only by association with the least memorable period of YES. I am in the minority when I state that in parts I find elements of "90125" and "Big Generator" quite enjoyable. In parts that is, a fleeting few seconds here and there in the odd song - and this is a credit to Rabin's contribution. His quirky guitar fills employing amazing sound effects along with his charmingly sweet, almost shy voice lift those albums for me. Not here though.

This work comes across as somewhat immature Pop-Rock that would be more at home at a High School Ball than in a Prog collection. Rabin seems to have missed the boat as even for reasonable Pop it fails to excite. I could liken it to Dweezil Zappa's early efforts for there is definitely some talent lurking in the background, but fails to emerge in a convincing manner. In my world it is "Collectors/fans only".

Anon-E-Mouse | 2/5 |


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