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3.59 | 107 ratings

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4 stars Just like any other long-awaited album DREDG's "The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion" recieves various opinions, from "wtf is this?" to "their best one". In my opinion, this is DREDG's most balanced work.

Starting from almost nu-metalish stuff, DREDG released their groundbreaking "El Cielo" in 2002. It was good, but too uneven. The next one, "Catch Without Arms", was guilted of being too poppy. 4 years of wait, and now we have a balance point between "El Cielo" and "Catch Without Arms" - an album which is easy-to-get-into, with tracks like "Information" or "Mourning This Morning" on the one hand and some pretty experimental stuff like "Long Days and Vague Clues" on the other. Being still a mainsream record, "The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion" serves as a good example of balance between art and pop for any Modern Prog band which longs to be popular. While album's imaginery side B is a bit weaker than side A, it's still worthy of its 60 minutes, there's not much filler, every song has something to add, but seriously, it's sometimes too eclectic and I rarely listen to it from beginning to end. Nevertheless - highly recommended, give it a listen!

Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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