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VULTURE CULTURE

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

2.33 | 213 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars APP could hardly move me throughout their career. Even with their very praised first two albums.

This "Vulture Culture" started all fine I should say. Even if "Let's Talk About Me" is a pure Trampish rip off, it features these wonderful vocal experiences combined with so sweet melodies. Would this album mark a difference in their production? Well, while I am listening to the awfully electronic/disco "Separate Lives" I have to change my mind. The best advice is to press the next key as soon as you can.

Little prog to experience here, but this is not new with APP. Well produced stuff (at best), pleasant melodies like "Sooner Or Later" are available; but hell! Don't expect anything breathtaking. You won't get it out of here. Of course if disco eat is your treat, than a track like "Vulture Culture" might be appealing. But you might know that it is absolutely NOT my opinion.

The problem is that this album is just a long and poor story. I just can't stand the weak "Hawkeye". Not because of its vocals (since it an instrumental track) but just because it is just POOR.

Actually, most of this album is weak (except the good opening number). NOTHING (or so, so little) is to be expected from this work. To be honest, the popish and upbeat "Somebody Out There" is another decent track.

But to digest the painful closing "Same Old Sun" is a truly hard moment.

One star, no more.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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