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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.87 | 367 ratings

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The Truth
4 stars A very nice piece of music that I did not expect. The only reason I even looked at the Tangent was the fact that Roine Stolt was with them, (I'm a huge fan of his work,) and when I saw that he wasn't in this album I almost didn't buy it. But then I noticed that Salazar and Reinhold were still on this album so I went ahead and tried it out. Little did I know I was going to get an album like this! A concept double-album Not As Good As the Book tells the story of a hippie who was waiting for the world to get better like he read in books but he ended up finding it wasn't going to happen. On the first disc, pretty much each song has almost a funk induced sound. The lyrics aren't as bad as I expected vividly describing the concept all the way through. Celebrity Puree could've been a hit back in the seventies and is an amazing song. It's kind of lost in our time almost like the hippie in the concept. The second disc contains two epics that aren't all what people expect. They're okay tracks they just not the best epics I've ever heard (certainly not a Gates of Delirium or Echoes). All-in-all a very good album not at all expected though.
The Truth | 4/5 |


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