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PYRAMID

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.37 | 319 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
2 stars Pyromania

The material on this album is very lightweight, even in comparison with other works by the Alan Parsons Project. The opening creates an interesting atmosphere, but by the third similarly soft rock song in a row, this album cries out for a rocker. One More River is the first rocker on the album, but it is more of a Rock 'N' Roll number, very much in the vein of Elton John. Even the vocals sound like Elton's!

In The Lap Of The Gods is fairly interesting symphonic prog number, but still rather lightweight. Pyramania is so horrible that it hurts my brain! Skip this one unless you want to go seriously insane! Hyper-Gamma Spaces is an instrumental that could have been a theme song to some cartoon. The last song is a symphonic ballad, decent but rather forgettable.

As always with the Project, this album is very well-produced and overall very well-crafted. But that is not enough to make a good album.

Only for fans and collectors this one.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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