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A PLACE IN THE QUEUE

The Tangent

 

Eclectic Prog

3.80 | 247 ratings

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progrules
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4 stars Talking about this double album is talking about the two terrific epics to me. I already know for several years that In Earnest and the title track are tremendous but after listening to them once again lately I have to say: I can hardly believe what I'm hearing. These two and mainly In Earnest are simply unbelievable and I even consider allowing them in my personal 50 best songs ever and if you know that number 1000 in my list is already very very good then you will understand how good these two songs are. What astounded me mostly was the details of In Earnest I obviously never gave enough attention to and also the emotional lyrics behind it, I mean this is a composition to perfection. I already had huge respect for Andy Tilison but that has increased after this performance. And this also goes for other tracks on the album like Lost in London, GPS Culture, Follow your leaders and the extended version of The sun in my eyes. If these 6 songs would have been the entire album it would have meant 5 stars without hesitation. But, and now we come to the only downside and criticism I have: they had to make some fillers as well and especially the bonus CD has some useless tracks. I mean a song like Kartoffelsalat im Unterseeboot is a song way below Tangent standard and almost a disgrace they put it on the release.

And it's also a pitty because it ruined a 5 star rating and forces me to give 4. But I will have to finish positively: The Tangent has definitely moved up the rankings of my personal favourite bands due to compositional and executional performances. What a fantastic bands this appears to be. Hope to hear them for a long time to come !

progrules | 4/5 |

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