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I ROBOT

Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.75 | 343 ratings

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Sinusoid
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2 stars The Alan Parsons Project had more downs than ups with me in terms of how I enjoyed the music. I have been getting progressively disinterested in the project and EVE really put my non-interest in the band into perspective. Yet, I still had the curiosity to listen to I, ROBOT, maybe to feel the need to find something from APP that I could sink my teeth into.

The title track, believe it or not, is that something that I've been looking for in APP. This song is the perfect representation of the project; meaty, bouncy synth lines all over the place with a steady drum beat to keep everything in check. I...love...this. I think it's the best thing from APP that I've heard thus far. I have high hopes for this one.

All of those hopes are destroyed once ''I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You'' shows up. I find this song as nothing more than substandard disco, really. Unimaginative disco to the highest degree, the album quickly plummeted from its global maximum to its global minimum over the span of a track change.

Thankfully, I don't feel that the album fall into any more pits, but it doesn't achieve the heights that the first instrumental does. The songs with singing fall into what I've typically come to expect out of the project; nice pop, but very forgettable and ultimately unsatisfying. The instrumental tracks, while stronger than the vocal ones, don't have anything for me to keep coming back.

The title track might be the best APP song I've ever heard. The rest of the album is quite disposable in my opinion. I'm in an extreme minority on this one, but that's how I feel.

Sinusoid | 2/5 |

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