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Alan Parsons Band


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3.44 | 52 ratings

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3 stars "Try Anything Once" is the first Alan Parsons album without singer Eric Woolfson. And he dropped the word "Project" from the band's name. But the sound is still very much the same, a blend of art rock and AOR. Unfortunately, the AOR wins out hands down.

There are a few good songs. The Three Of Me and Wine From The Water both are reminiscent of classic 10CC (the latter helped by having 10CC's Eric Stewart on vocals). Breakaway does a fair job of capturing the feel of I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You from "I Robot". And Jigue is a fair instumental folk rock piece.

But the rest is well produced, but fairly bland adult contemporary rock, suitable for those stations Teri Garr used to do commercials for.

2.5 stars. I'll be generous and round it up.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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