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SEVEN

Magenta

 

Neo-Prog

4.08 | 241 ratings

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Marty McFly
Special Collaborator
Errors and Omissions Team
5 stars Best. That's the word describing this album. And beware, I dare not to use this adjective so often. In fact, I don't use it at all. There are reasons, there are feelings, so let's jump into this.

///introduction/// I hated religion. Then I struggled with it and its themes. Then I resigned on this futile fight (about year ago), because it's all over us, even not in my country (but I have to admit that we celebrate X-Mas, because of present and being together of course). But I found myself attracted to these things, at least musically. But "Seven", about seven deadly sins (I suppose) is unique. I also have to admit that I didn't recognize if it's one of these two options, ironical mocking of g/God, or some kind of worshiping. I just don't know and that makes this even more funnier and mysterious. Because there is magic. I'm an atheist, so for me, slang terms are different. For believing one this may be some kind of worshiping season or something like that.

///story continues/// Because the way how every sin is depicted (Vice City?) is astonishing. Well, I don't intend to throw words of joy and compliment all over this review, but this really is stunning, literally meant. You just have to listen few minutes from random track and simply enjoy it. Its beauty, which have to be taken as a fact. Or dogma perhaps, more appropriate word here. Recently, I wondered about if I gave certain albums "enough spins", but because I know this one for almost one year and listened to it maybe fifty times. And it still ain't worn in my mind, it still has its energy and power, even it's very, very familiar to me. I would dare to tell that it's one of the best albums in current decade (which will be over soon, hooray, it was ten years of great joy and sadness, but cut it now, don't let me be melodramatic and clique using man).

Of course, not everything is perfect, yes, I'm talking about last two tracks, which can't get 5 rating, but rather 4, as if they run out of ideas (which as setting introduced tracks 1-5 here. And when first five tracks were driven by melody, they can't just stop the stream on last two ones, it's not so consistent then.

5(+) and I have to say that I'm in love with Christine's vocal work, melody here (I'm not melody maker, but melody listener).

Marty McFly | 5/5 |

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