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Blue Öyster Cult


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2.64 | 122 ratings

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3 stars I have to say that I am a big BOC fan, but I can't rate this album very high. Don't get me wrong, I find a lot of the songs here very enjoyable, but as a masterpiece of is very far from it. The songs are mostly commercial. The funny thing is, though, there are no memorable songs from a commercial standpoint. Most of the songs are radio friendly, but I bet there is not a single song on here that a casual listener would even recognize. Quite ironic.

Personally, I like most of the songs on here. There are plenty of great guitar solos on songs like "The Great Sun Jester", "Moon Crazy", I am the Storm", and "The Vigil". I love the acoustic sound of "In Thee" and the nice beat in "You're Not the One (I was Looking For)". But from a progressive standpoint, the only song that would be considered acceptable is "The Vigil". By the way, the one song I don't like here is "Lonely Teardrops" and unfortunately, it closes the album and this makes you feel like the sum of the parts aren't as good as the individual parts themselves. So, it is an enjoyable album, but just not a standout album and not one of their best.

TCat | 3/5 |


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