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3.38 | 139 ratings

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3 stars OK!!!! First, let me explain something up front...

This album is not Symphonic, complex or a Masterpiece on Progressive Rock!!, and, I believe it did not mean to be that anyway; but, there is something, somehow that this old fart that is completely sold to progressive rock likes!. Maybe is the fact that I knew what to expect of this album, even before I got it!

Most all the tracks will appeal to Porcupine Tree, Pineapple Thief or even some of the Marrillion fans... or I rather say to mostly Modern Symphonic (Neo-Prog) fans.

Very accessible stuff, not complicated at all, but I have to say that even if it sound pop. Is not the usual popcrap that you tend to listen on radio; this is rather British Pop with some Progressive touches, I would not even call it Alternative.

In addition, if I have to be honest, this kind of music and Modern Symphonic (neo-prog) in general is a beautiful genre to ease new generations into real Progressive Rock music; I for instance got this CD with the suspicion that my kids, especially my 13-year old daughter, will like it..This is what she had to say about this Album.... Excellent!!; I love it!!.

We can not expect people to like up front bands with a lot of complexity, I am sure for instance that 33 years ago (when I was 13) probably if I had listen to KC/Yes/PF stuff I would not had get it!!!. Now, instead you have groups like Kino that actually are doing something melodic, accessible and in the edge of progressive-pop. Good for them!! I honestly feel this way, and I prefer that my kids support (buying) and listen to their music than go to a retail music store and get CDs from "Artists" like Madonna, Spears or Hip-Hop, etc... And, I have to tell you guys, they (my kids) have come around so much with this genre, that they even like some stuff from the 70's, and to me that is an achievement already.

Now regarding the rating, 3 stars sound just right. By the way, do not use or believe the term "Super group!!" this is some form of cliché which I think does not apply to Progressive Rock!!

Prognut | 3/5 |


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