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MUSIC FOR SHARKS

Red Sand

 

Neo-Prog

3.29 | 66 ratings

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tbstars1
4 stars The fact that each listener derives their own enjoyment - or otherwise - from a piece of music is what helps deliver and support the diversity from which we all benefit - everything can only ever be judged on the basis of our own sense impressions. But it is difficult to see how anyone could pick holes in this stupendous offering - it's an absolute gem from start to finish, packed with wondrous guitar breaks, sweeping keys, sympathetic bass and drums, and top-notch vocals. The songs build and soar and dive and cascade like a series of glorious fountains. Not a duff or "filler" track within a thousand miles.

Let's not be precious about the past and keep cleverly identifying who may have been influenced by which band from yesteryear. We could all cite these...but who cares? Just take the music at face value, as it is, here and now, and judge it on its own merits. And by any yardstick, this CD is simply fantastic. Ignore it if you like, but, better still, stop washing the car and give yourself, and your neighbours, a treat by getting hold of it and giving it a listen - it puts even Mirror of Insanity in the shade, and that speaks volumes.

Not a 5 star medal-winner, since I must reserve such a score for the truly exceptional, but this is nevertheless verging on (neo-prog) perfection and scores at the very upper end of the 4 star category. Excellent.

tbstars1 | 4/5 |

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