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MIRRORS

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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2.25 | 65 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars After the great success of the band for studio albums such as "Agents of Fortune" and "Spectres", it was quite evident that the band had to chose their direction. Would they had turned into more commercial fields? or rather investigated and returned to the harder side they leave some years before?

Well, in Mirrors the contradiction is not solved. For a while it seems that they have forgotten their roots. In fact songs as "Lonely Teardrops" or "You're Not the One (I Was Looking For)" are way more commercial than anything before and "Doctor Music" seems to repeate the same formula of "Godzilla". Ok, I really like both, but the problem remains...they're far from being "high".

On the other hand, "The Vigil" and "The Great Sun Jester" bring the listener to a more comfortable area. Very good, people have to admit it. Unfortunately I do think that's not enough for giving the album a three stars rating. It's good, but perhaps the most commercial one until now. Gentle/hard rock it may not seems unfair, but its nature of transitional records cannot be denied. The following steps are generally regarded as classics. For now, if you want to listen to good pop-rock songs plus a pair of very good tracks, without having too much high expectations, well, you're welcome.

2,5 stars.

Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |

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