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YOU ARE (AS EGGS & DOGS)

Tomas Bodin

 

Symphonic Prog

3.99 | 47 ratings

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Nathaniel607
4 stars What a great album! From Tomas Bodin of The Flower Kings comes this brilliant, unique release!

Throughout this CD, there is a very consistent flow of keyboard and guitar driven tracks. Each is unique in it's own way, but each one obviously belongs on the same CD. Although composed by a keyboardist, this album has MANY fantastic guitar solos! It has very catchy melodies and amazing instrumentation which is sometimes huge and multi-layered and sometimes as simple as an acoustic guitar with vocals.

A couple of standout points include the opening, with the amazing guitar and vocal noises. It's very beautiful. My favourite part of this album is easily in "Dad is Coming Home". The song just breaks off from it's moody, piano driven self about half-way through and then there's this absolutely astounding barbershop quartet part. I won't spoil it any further, but it's just amazing!

There are great musicians on this album. I love Michael Stolt's beautifully unique voice! All the guitarist involved in this album are also great. The drumming and bass-playing is also very solid!

There are some bad points on the album, which is why I do not feel like I can give the 5 stars of "masterpiece". The final song, "Silicone Bimbo Run" goes on for too long and isn't that interesting untill the second half in my opinion. I also don't feel that "American Standards" and "Private Skies" are as great as the rest of the album. They're still fantastic songs, but feel a tad lacking compared to the four at the start of the album.

In conclusion, this is a fantastic, accesible and incredibly solid release! I recommend it to any fan of Symphonic Prog. It's brilliant.

***** songs; "You Are", "Poor Lucille", "Food" and "Dad is Coming Home"

**** songs; "Private Skies", "American Standards"

*** songs; "Silicone Bimbo Run"

Final Rating - 4.2, highly reccomended! Very engaging but with some slight flaws.

Nathaniel607 | 4/5 |

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