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THE TALL SHIPS

It Bites

 

Crossover Prog

3.86 | 180 ratings

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Jordi Planas
4 stars Kino or It Bites? You don't have to choose, as you have here the best of both worlds. In fact, both have in common a strong sense of melody, some pop tricks and very good musicianship. Oh, and those harmony vocals! They are really great, and that's something which is not easy to find nowadays (in prog and in music in general). John Mitchell's voice is a little less brilliant than Franics Dunnery's (that is, less happy), but more introspective in a lot of moments. But, anyway, a lot of the songs have this good vibrations feeling that can make you feel better after listeninng to them. Yes, Great Disasters could be a catchy single, but there are also a lot of prog-rock arrangements in (usually) short songs, such as the great Oh My God, Ghosts, Memory of Water (one of the best It Bites tracks ever) or Farenheit. I'm not too sure if this is the 4th It Bites studio album or the 2nd Kino studio album (Kino is a very recommendable and sadly underrated band...). But it's VERY GOOD music, and if you like any of these bands (or the sweddish A.C.T., which have a really strong It Bites accent), then The Tall Ships will satisfy you completely. I've listened to the album 5 or 6 times now, and with every listen this records grows and grows...
Jordi Planas | 4/5 |

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