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THE GOLDEN HOUR

Fernando Perdomo

 

Crossover Prog

1.54 | 4 ratings

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DangHeck
1 stars Coldplay called and they want their early-00s shtick back...

I just needed to get one more out of my system, but really it was a way to judge whether or not I should keep Perdomo (and his most recent works) in the fold of The List... Just because the second was better than the first doesn't mean anything at all, regardless of how near together these were released. Ultimately, another overwhelming disappointment, as 'Singer-Songwriter', some decent, it is swept into the Crossover Prog category. I know for a fact, as you should too, that this is not the problem. I know, also, that Perdomo is capable of some real interest and even ear candy. You'll be hard-pressed to find much of that here...

This should be called 'COLDPLAY Prog'... Again, heart and influences right there on his sleeve. Seriously, listen to "Sleep" and tell me that wasn't written by Coldplay in 2002. And then there's "Spotlight Smile" which sounds to me like late-70s AMERICA. What an interesting mix, though it works decently enough.

Wow... "Look at the Moon" is a real winner in the lyrics department, huh? [/s, obviously]... Onto "The Light": it sounded good, but nothing happened. I'm straight up not enjoying myself. Thank God they invented the 'Next' button, eh?

As a fan of Power Pop, broadly, "I Feel (Therefore I Am)" definitely caught me by the ears. Great riff. Decent-to-good melody. Is something about to happen in this album?! I guess not? More hokey to follow... Good God. And Godspeed.

True Rate: 1.5/5.0

DangHeck | 1/5 |

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