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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.01 | 98 ratings

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4 stars The Present is an overlooked and underrated album. It continues the '80s-style Moody Blues sound begun with Long Distance Voyager, but in some ways also harks back to earlier Moodies albums and Hayward & Lodge's Blue Jays album. The Present was the last really good Moodies studio album until 1999's Strange Times. For the later '80s albums the record company pushed Ray Thomas out of the spotlight, apparently deciding he wouldn't appeal to the MTV crowd. It's never good when pursuit of profits overrules art.
DocB | 4/5 |


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