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TO KEEP FROM CRYING

Comus

 

Prog Folk

2.75 | 74 ratings

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Marty McFly
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Errors and Omissions Team
2 stars From brief skipping through other's reviews, I got the idea that not knowing their first album is the best thing I can do. I will try to rate fairly, but at first, I have to stop being confused by how I understand this album. Because honestly, I don't know what to think. And this may be the reason why some people rate extremely poorly, while others simply try to counteract it, because they feel this album is good enough and has a lot to offer.

Well, three years passed since album I never heard and Comus sound has changes a lot. Or it has not, depends how first album sounds. OK, this is ridiculous, you can't do it that way, let's just review what I hear on this album.

Weird type of Folk, very strange and unusual. First song is utterly Pop, which isn't very good choice for first song on the album. But later on, we get more elements that can be called Prog Folk. It's still weird though, but it may be just me. Dual (triple?) vocals of distinct man / woman sound that accompanies mostly shorter songs, which can be interesting nevertheless of length.

It's quite melodic (but nothing cheap, robbing other's work), it's flowing easily and the far you get (to the last After the Dream track), the better it is.

3(+), I still feel that there is something bad. But there are good elements too.

Marty McFly | 2/5 |

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