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THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

2.21 | 69 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars Difficult to imagine that the Moodies would grant us with a great album at this time of their career. And don't worry, there is nothing as such here. Not even the syrupy opener "Your Wildest Dreams" (certainly not mine.).

Sub-par ELO (the one of the eighties) with "Talkin' Talkin"(but not only), awful pop-disco beat all the way through. It seems that we are going to get embarked for quite a ride! Gosh.And their attempt for a rock (?) is totally ruined. "Rock 'N' Roll Over You" is a poor electro pop tune, even if Moraz is effective and more on the forefront than usual (but it is not difficult).

The ballad "I Don't Care" pretty much illustrates my feeling about it. Press nextT. Some sort of Bee Gees stuff. Help! But the whole album is really unbearable. While they write "Running Out Of Love" I have more the tendency to say out of ideas. Completely. To confirm, just listen to "Slings And Arrows"

I have never been a deep fan from the band, but they have invented a style, produced several good albums and wrote some memorable songs. But apart from the title track, this album is another major disappointment even if "It May Be A Fire" is a pleasant melody and a second good track (although on the mellowish side).

I'm a melancholy man.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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