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THE FUTURE BITES

Steven Wilson

 

Crossover Prog

3.09 | 171 ratings

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ComaEcliptic
4 stars The Future Bites has been teased for the past 2 years and this is the result of waiting for about 4 years after To The Bone, the album that has grown on me quite a bit. The tone and genre of this album is much more elegant and synthpop than the previous album, the previous was much more a Tears For Fears type album.

I actually really really enjoyed this album, very very much. This was definitely not a prog album by any means of the imagination, but still damn good.

UNSELF: A very nice intro with ambiance and amazing guitars, well done. 2.5/2.5

SELF: Amazing continuation on the track unself, really well done yet again. 2.5/2.5

KING GHOST: Loved this track a lot, its soft, catchy, the production on this track is absolutely through the roof. 5/5

12 THINGS I FORGOT: Probably my favourite track on this album, I love the tone of this track, its just a beautiful track, even though it sounds like a track from the previous album To The Bone, still amazing. 5/5

EMINENT SLEAZE: Well, still good but not amazing, I'm just not that much of a fan of this track. This sounds like if Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson came together to make something moderately ok, still good but not amazing. 4/5

PERSONAL SHOPPER: Hmmm... ok, so the longest track on the album just happens to be the worst track in my opinion. So its good, but just too long for the way its done. I love the harmonies and the acoustic guitars in the middle of the track, its very Steven Wilson but not that great because its just too long. 6/10

MAN OF THE PEOPLE: Amazing amazing amazing, love this track a lot! Its like Pink Floyd's Welcome to the Machine mixed with Keane's Sunshine. Amazing. 5/5

FOLLOWER: Not bad, just again not my favourite, not very memorable, altogether, one of the lesser tracks. 3/5

COUNT OF UNEASE: Loved this track so so much, its slow, longer, atmospheric, just a great great track. 5/5

Overall I think this album was a great introduction to 2021.

Total Grade: 34/40 Percentage Grade: 85% Rating: Excellent addition to any prog rock collection

ComaEcliptic | 4/5 |

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