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4 stars This album caused me a lot of headache moments and that's not because of bad music but has more to do with the rating I will have to give it. I listened to it at least ten times last two weeks but I'm still puzzled. Problem is that it's between the 4 and 5 star rating but I can't decide. Their debut A street between sunrise and sunset was a true masterpiece to me and this one comes close but is absolutely less but how much less ? Recently I read a review where the writer begged for the half star introduction. And that would really be the solution here. Besides, I had this problem with many other albums as well so I fully subscribe the suggestion, it's high time ! And now time for the review.

One thing I'm not too enthusiastic about is the mood it can bring you in. This album is much more gloomy than the almost cheerful debut album. Second important thing is that it's without an absolute masterpiecetrack like On the Run. Evening Games and especially Evening Overture are brilliant songs but not as good as On the run. So that's two minus for this second album and I can't think of any advantage compared to the debut. In that case it would have to be 4 stars but despite the two (minor) disadvantages I still believe this is very nearly a masterpiece effort and if I give it 4 stars I would do at least a bit injustice to Evening Games. On the other hand I will always be frugal with the masterpiece rating and since that's most important to me I will have to round this one down do 4 stars even though it's in fact 4.5.

For those who don't know it yet: Satellite is a very melodic neo prog band producing brilliant compositions. Albums by this band are simply a must have for true neo prog lovers.

progrules | 4/5 |


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