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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.87 | 411 ratings

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2 stars So trivial it sounds, albums like this still incomprehensibly please in an unmeasured way so many listeners. Its architecture owes entirely to the progressive art rock classics from Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Yes or Jethro Tull, but with such a lack of substance and class that its experience results in a profound agony, as it assassinates progressive rock essence. Much beyond the album's contemporaneous electronic arrangements (which solely overshadows its retro-nature) it ended to be no more than a substandard poppy interpretation of those classics. Far worse than this, the band now looks like a second version of The Flower Kings.

If A Place on the Queue could be saved by glimpses of a meaningful interpretation of 70's progressive rock, not even that can save this album. Still, this is truly the purpose of this band, who does not hide that, and, beyond these considerations, it may appeal mostly to the new prog purists.

4/10 (avoid)

TRoTZ | 2/5 |


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