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DOOMSDAY AFTERNOON

Phideaux

 

Crossover Prog

4.24 | 704 ratings

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debrewguy
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1 stars At one point, I had an extensive review written for Doomsday Afternoon, which I had saved on Microsoft Word. Then, as I read it , hoping to edit it down to something less than twelve thousand words (just kidding, it was barely over 9000), I saw that I could really boil it down to these few phrases.

First, the only thing that I enjoyed or found interesting on this album was playing guess who played this before.

Example - "so this is what Roger Hodgson would have sounded if Supertramp had gone full blown symphonic". Indeed, in a few spots I couldn't help but think about Fool's Overture. Or Floydian space rock on Thank you for the evil. Or Zep's Kashmir - The main motif in Doctrine of Eternal Ice pt I & II ; then I hear Tony Banks keyboards all over the place, even to the point of my placing them in the different eras or albums.

Does the songwriting, the songs themselves outweigh this annoying cloning ?

I come back to my second sentence - the only thing I got out of this music was trying to remember where else I'd heard it before. And go listen to that instead.

As competent as this may be, I give it a 1. Once upon a time, I would delude myself that competence in & of itself merited a 3 - meaning it was good.

No more, eh.

And unfortunately, Spin-It no longer gives much on trade for used CDs. Oh well, $8 down the drain. As I leave the other 2 Fido CDs in their bin to gather even more dust. Funny how the Flower Kings' albums at Spin-It seem to do better sales wise

debrewguy | 1/5 |

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