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MASQUE

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.66 | 454 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars This is a bit of a dissapointment because Song for America was so good, and this is much more hard rock inspired. This shows the "evil" side of Kansas. The side that I have always loathed. The hard rock side.

Songs like It Takes a Woman´s Love ( Allthough this is a very well composed track) and Two Cents Worth are essentially hard rock songs. There are not any prog tendencies to be spotted in these songs. This is true for most of the songs on Masque, but three songs save this album and more so and that is: Icarus - Borne on the wings of steel , All Over the World and The Pinnacle. Especially the first and the latter are really good examples of how good Kansas could be when they wanted to.

These songs deserve the 5 stars, but the problem is the rest of the album draws it down to 3 stars. Too bad. Maybe they should have made fewer albums and cut away the rock´n´roll songs. They would have made more masterpieces this way.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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