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Symphonic Prog

4.38 | 2151 ratings

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4 stars Moonmadness is a favorite among many of us and so it is for me. However, to praise it with 5 stars seems a bit exaggerated and it's no match for the two preceding albums.

The reason is that Camel have adopted a more light and mellow sound that listens away a bit too easily to catch my attention for 40 minutes. I miss the bite and energy that made Mirage so enjoyable. On top of that, the album also features the kind of toy-moog leads that are hard to stomach for me, especially so on Song Within a Song and Chord Change, of which Chord Change almost dives into muzak prog. Too undemanding for a 5 star prog album.

However, from Spirit Of The Water onwards the songs are a lot stronger and the laid-back atmosphere starts to work. Spirit Of The Water, Another Night and Airborn are high points of 70's prog and essential. But, since the first half of the album contains too much spoiling moments for me.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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