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3.58 | 110 ratings

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3 stars No matter how classic some albums might be, if classic is an apt word for such an obscure piece of prog as far as the number of ratings is concerned, it does not manage to really act out all of it's praise. At times it's like acquiring a splinter from the cross of Christ, only to fill you with a sense of doubt as to whether it is real or not. Maybe that is symbolism a bit stretched but I dare say some of you get my drift.

Sandrose is a great band. Don't get me wrong. They are. The thing is, the problem or whatever you would like to call it, is that the songs, no matter how enjoyable they are when you listen to them, leave little to remember. Whenever I look at the CD I cannot recall more than a few tracks, though I have been listening to the album many a times. More than really able to hum some of it's contents I go "That's a good track, if I am not mistaken" and then I start to doubt the authenticity of the cross.

Two tracks in particular stay in my head and those are "Never good at saying goodbye" and the great "Underground session". These I know for a fact to be truly fantastic. The rest blends together in big lump of music. The reason for this is the similar sounds produced. Sort of mellow, organ based semi-progressive music. If I listen to one song only, and that can be any song on the album, I go "This is so amazing", but as a whole I enjoy it though little remains, as I have stated. It is like eating a too big a bag of sweets. In the end all taste the same and you fill full of it.

With all this said I guess it sounds like Sandrose really is a substandard album but it is not. It is very enjoyable and I will not part with it. It is a great album to relax to, a wonderful rainy day companion and a fine example of french progressive music. Take a listem. Maybe you'll agree with me or maybe you won't. At least you will have been able to touch the cross. Then it's up to you to judge it's authenticity.

GruvanDahlman | 3/5 |


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