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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.81 | 570 ratings

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4 stars I Robot comes from the short story collection of the same name by science-fiction grandmaster Isaac Asimov. This is what caught my attention with this album, and this band. The Alan Parsons Project isn't as much of a band as it is a collective of musicians who come together to record music. Alan Parsons is pretty much the mastermind, playing only a few instruments and singing on a few songs on his albums he conceives. With I Robot, good, clean progressive and art rock was created.

The concept of the album has nothing to do with the short stories written by Asimov in his book I, Robot. The idea revolves around robots in general than characters and plot points in Asimov's universe. The music sounds more like art rock than progressive rock in my opinion but to some people progressive rock and art rock are the same thing. All the different musicians add their own sound to the album, keeping it from being repetitive and keeping it from having all the songs sound the same.

The Alan Parsons Project is a band I want to dive deeper into. Isaac Asimov is one of my favorite authors, and the whole idea behind the band, or collective in general is very interesting. They also have an album about Edgar Allan Poe's stuff, this band was destined for me. I Robot is a great album and it was a good start for me for this band. I still expected more synthesizers, it's called I Robot!

progtime1234567 | 4/5 |


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