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Puppet Show


Symphonic Prog

3.43 | 36 ratings

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4 stars Great catch, mate!

In these times dominated with by Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, a pop album has to be catchy from A-Z and must have good replay value. Here, we have a non-commercial album that has lots and lots of replay value but that's hard to get into. Puppet Show really tooked their time (10 years, sheesh!) to come up with 6 tracks that could not create a buzz in your mind­.

So what's the point then? Well, in this case, you have what we call a 'grower'; an album that will reward you not immediately...but will be rewarding someday, promess!

Judging by the cover, Puppet Show is kicking it old school like the grand masters of another time. The usual suspects are Yes and a STRONG tendency for Genesis (Selling England by the Pound period, thank you lord). Despite the fact that this album breathes Genesis by every pore, Puppet SHow is somehow giving a lot of their own stuff, reminding me of a young Enchant more than one time (especially in the vocals, song structure and guitar solos). No tracks are weak, and they're not of the same batch too. Every one seems to part from another, scoring more and more points in my book of preferences.

This is not a masterpiece nor a classic by any means, but strongly deserves more attention from proggers who searches for an old school attitude with a top notch production. With a lot of listenings (a lot, trust me), this album transforms into a sweet surprise and therefore, a great catch.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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