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OCEAN 2: THE ANSWER

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.80 | 215 ratings

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HammerOfPink
5 stars This album is amazing! I wanted to avoid rating things 5's as much as possible, to eliminate overrating, but this album deserves it I believe. To me, a 5 is something that is a landmark in progressive rock and personally appealing to me enough to make me find it so perfect that I don't even see a fault in it at all.

This is definitely a worthy sequel to Ocean, which is also worthy of a 5 in my opinion. Although the two do not sound exactly the same, which is good. Overall the album can get a bit hard rocking under all of its wonderful sounds and textures that it creates. It's a very spacey and ancient feel... something reminding you of ancient civilizations and starmaps and all that stuff. It's really neat.

Some of the greatest things in this album come from the choruses, which feature female vocals in a way that just makes it sound so epic and majestic. The progressiveness in this release comes from its complexity in song structure and originality along with its very surreal sounding keyboards. The lyrics are astonishing, with imagery of spacey and ancient origins, much like the first Ocean. I also thought that the drums sounds very defined and clear.

When I received the album, I thought the album artwork was pretty amazing as well. I haven't seen that surreal of artwork in an album since I finished collecting ALL Pink Floyd albums and many of their bootlegs. In fact, after collecting everything by Pink Floyd, I despaired that I had nothing more to collect, but luckily Eloy has emerged as another I'd be interested in getting everything by.

Much of what makes this album amazing is in common with its ancestor Ocean. The majestic imagery and sound that it paints in your head when you listen to it. This album also adds in the beautiful choruses of female vocalists to give you a futuristic feeling of perfection... it's hard to explain. I feel as if it comes from a higher being, like some form of angel or extraterrestrial. This album is also harder rock than Ocean, with louder guitars.

Definitely a landmark I think. I totally believe it deserves a 5, no matter how much I have tried not to rate something a 5 unless it really deserves it, I think this album is worthy. If you like progressive rock, just go and buy this album. You don't even need to hear anything, you'll love it, I'm sure.

HammerOfPink | 5/5 |

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