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Beggars Opera


Symphonic Prog

1.55 | 25 ratings

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1 stars I guess that there was no better title for this album, even if the band would have called it quit before this ugly recording.

There is absolutely not a signage of prog music on this album. It is frankly a very poor experience to go through tracks like Yes I Need Someone (but it is not the only one).

The majority of the songs have nothing to do with their earlier work. It is an awful journey into some extremely poor AOR (Africa At Last) or just weak songs overall.

This album should just not be appealing to any proghead really. It is a poor continuation of disgusting press next songs all the way through. At times, I feel like being tortured when I voluntary listen and write a review for such an album.

All of this because I once decided some two years ago to review the catalogue of a band from A to Z (whenever possible). I have to say that the exercise is useless with this Beggars Opera album.

This is a pretty shitty album which features dreadful disco beats (Atmosphere, Bad Dreams). These songs have of course NOTHING to do with prog music (as the bloody and well named Bad Dreams). It is another press next song from this album that only holds such type of songs.

The best way to apprehend this album is to ignore it. Even one star is too much of a rating. I am really confused to have listened to such crappy record from a band who released some true and very good progressive recordings.

The band should have been brought to court to have released such type of poor work. One star of course (which is still one too much).

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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