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FEEL EUPHORIA

Spock's Beard

 

Symphonic Prog

3.28 | 277 ratings

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strayfromatlantis
2 stars You want to feel euphoria ? Not with this album.

I wonder if the album title was a friendly greeting to a certain N. Morse after he went away...

Well, to say it at the beginning I was never really sorry Neal Morse left. He's written some outstanding pieces and stuff that was not so...er...great. But this album would never have passed his quality control. I find only 2 maybe 3 songs worthwhile. That's not the problem, that happened to me with other SB albums too. The problem is the other songs have really nothing interesting to give. Cheesy ballads (Shining Star; Carry on), strange depressing stuff (Feel Euphoria; East of Eden, West of Memphis), a half-hearted rocker (Onomatopoeia). But at least you can find on this album the worst crap SB have ever released: The 'A Guy Named Sid'-Suite. Holy Moses! Since I heard that I wonder what is more irrelevant, the music or the lyrics? Either the band's standards are so low or they haven't had any.

What the album gives us are the other two songs: The Bottom Line (maybe they should have named the album after this song) and Ghosts of Autumn (but check the live version on Gluttons for Punishment, it provides the better singing). There is not so much prog in these two songs but they have nice melodies.

After all, I'll rate this album 2 stars. Most songs you can throw away, but there was still a little hope. Then came Octane...

Favourite Tracks: The Bottom Line, Ghosts of Autumn, (with reserve: Onomatopoeia).

strayfromatlantis | 2/5 |

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