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I ROBOT

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.81 | 570 ratings

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Mspy1
4 stars I Robot / Alan Parsons Project

It's tough to imagine that The Alan Parsons Project followed up debut album "Eye in the Sky" with such a powerful album, if not powerful, followed up with something equally powerful... however in a different manner.

The tracks on this album are more approachable; several have already been played on the radio. "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You," "Don't Let It Show," and "Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)" are the album's three singles and they all have been played on radio. The album's track "Breakdown" was heavily played on AOR stations and is still being played on classic rock radio.

Irrespective of its ease of access, this album is a fun and very thrilling to listen to from beginning to end. Every song sounds noticeably different, therefore the music's stylistic demeanor fluctuates, giving us a little bit of everything. "I, Robot" is funky and synth-textured song, "Day After Day" has a sorrowful ballad vibe to it, Nucleus has an atmospheric crescendo vibe to it, and so on.

Some tracks may get monotonous ( after numerous listenings, and a few may be irritating in general, however the album itself has a very full and even (equal) feel to it.

My favourite track would be Genesis Ch.1. V.32. The reason for that would be; Ch.1 V.32 refers to the bible, however; that verse does not exist in Bible. So, this song's meaning was meant to be a little secret, suggesting that there was an unrevealed verse in Bible representing the future or the idea that God had created the earth, and then he created men, and then men created Robots, and thus the Genesis Ch.1 v.32 is the last song after Total Eclipse which represents end of men and Genesis Ch.1 v.32 represents creation of Robots. That's the thought behind it.

"I Robot" is a formulaic pop/rock album with proggy elements in it, it gets 4/5 from me.

Mspy1 | 4/5 |

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