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OCEAN 2: THE ANSWER

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.81 | 224 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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3 stars Eloy tries with this album to repeat the magic formula of Ocean: the concept is the same, but the music is much more different, sounding a lot more modern and, in a way, a little less spacey than all their other albums. The songs are nine, all averagely long, creating a pretty long album consequently. Many times it has great melodies, very surprising and catchy, mixed with some floating moods, even though, like I said previously, not as much as their previous works. I must say though that I enjoyed pretty much all the album, because all the songs had a very nice and haunting melody. The problem about this album is that in these songs the band loses itself, and even pretty often.

For Example, the very interesting " Ro Setau", despite having a catchy melody, it is definitely too long, even though it's length is about seven minutes. It has some weak moments, and also great ones.

Probably the most well constructed songs are the two epic tracks, "Reflections from The Spheres Beyond" (Even though this track has a few boring moments as well) and the greatest piece of the album, despite it doesn't have a particularly catchy melody. It is the best song definitely because of it's solid and coherent structure.

I gave three stars because of it's poor arrangements, an essential element for a real prog band. The melodies, like I mentioned earlier, are many times amazing, very catchy and appealing, that is why I consider this an excellent art rock album, not as enthused about the prog point of view. Being this a prog rock website, I'll give a mediocre rating.

EatThatPhonebook | 3/5 |

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