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3.94 | 521 ratings

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A lot of NEKTAR fans think of REMEMBER THE FUTURE as the peak of their carreer! Yes, we have a beautiful prog cover, we have a ''story'' (please, let's not get into it) , a long suite covering the 2 sides of the LP, all the ingredients seem to be here to produce a great prog album, but not quite.

This is NOT complex music. Yes, there are different parts, some hard-rockish moments , some more moody,a little bit of space here and there but the musicians never let the music go. You have to wait the end of the first part after 14mns to hear a guitar solo. Everything is well constructed, maybe too much and sometimes, it becomes quite repetitive.

But what is not mentioned often are that the melodies are very weak, just listen to the beginning of the second part of the suite; sounds like radio friendly blue-eyes soul for american charts, nothing remotely prog. And this is not the end of the problem. This is a FUNKY album!!! not that there is anything wrong with funk as long as you like it, but listening funk music from the guys who came up with the A TAB IN THE OCEAN suite, that's quite a torture.

The album starts funky the first 5 minutes with all the bass hooks you can imagine, and the damage gets worst on the second part with funky songs at the beginning and finally you meet total horror at the end with this LET IT GROW!! Plain horrible!!!!You can see yourself listening to the Funkadelics in Detroit. That's not prog!!!

There are still some good parts; the ending of the first part is quite good, good organ, good guitar in the spirit of their great first album, somehow the middle of the second section is listenable, but that goes never very far in term of creativity or originality.

This sounds more like a funk band adding some prog touches to their music than the opposite: that bad!!!


febus | 2/5 |


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