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Jon & Vangelis


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3.31 | 108 ratings

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1 stars There's nothing really interesting here. In fact, I find myself hitting the skip button while listening to this album - something I almost never do! It starts off pretty representatively with "I'll Find My Way Home", which has a mildly catchy chorus if little else. State of Independence is roughly the same in quality, but long. Beside always makes me fall asleep. Mayflower can, too, especially the quiet parts.

The Friends of Mr. Cairo is the best track of this album. It has enough of a story going on to make it interesting, although 12 minutes is a bit too long again. And if it were on a good album, it probably wouldn't be considered a highlight.

Back To School is a simple song, again with a catchy chorus and not much else. And finally, the album ends with Outside of This (Inside of That), which is pretty forgettable.

Final point? Nothing really memorable or amazing is happening here. We have a few moments of interest but over 40 minutes of music.

If this album has one redeeming feature, it is that I bought this album and listened to it the first time on a summer road trip. Listening to it for this review is the first time that I've done so since that road trip, so the music takes me back to the bright, warm days of summer and freedom. But there is a reason that I haven't listened to this since then.

One star.

TheGazzardian | 1/5 |


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