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Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.94 | 78 ratings

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3 stars When I heard the news that NEKTAR were releasing a new album after all those years in hibernation I started to get itchy palms. Well it is true and here are the new NEKTAR... Three of the original four members... Roye Albrighton (guitars, vocals), Ray Hadwick (drums) and James Allan Freeman (Taff) (keyboards). As much as I would have loved to have heard another "Tab In The Ocean" or "Remember The Future", "The Prodigal Son" really embodies a very new sound, yet still carries a reflection on those older days atmospheres. NEKTAR have definitely "Recycled" their sound and have moved clearly into the 21st century as a more straight-ahead rock unit. Having said that the music on this album is far better than any crap you'd ever hear on the radio. "The Prodigal Son" is 9 engaged tracks with deep meaning and excellent instrumentation. This album is very well recorded and sounds excellent with great speaker separation. I have read both negative and positive things about this album , but IMHO this is a very good album and does not even try to complete with their 70's masterpieces.
loserboy | 3/5 |


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