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Nektar - Recycled CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.79 | 293 ratings

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Mr Class & Qual
2 stars I had never heard this band before, but I had heard a lot of people raving about them so I thought I would check out one of their albums. This one came highly recommended. Well, I have had this CD for over a week now and I have listended to it perhaps a dozen times and I absolutely cringe every time I hear the weak vocals, cheesy synths or Satriani guitar. What's Satriani guitar you ask? It's guitar high on technique but completely lacking in emotion. The sort of stuff that teenage boys have nocturnal emissions about or like to emulate at air guitar competitions. Thankfully there is not a lot of it on this record. I'm sorry Nektar fans but I just don't get this record? Apart from one song "It's All Over" the melodies are completely weak. Admittedly, "Marvellous Moses" is catchy and sticks in the brain, but oh how I wish I could get rid of it as it is such an annoying song! Anyway, the one redeeming factor is the final track "It's All Over." Absolutely gorgeous melody and I love the keyboard sound here, but to have to wade through the rest of this unmemorable drivel to get to one good song! There is a reason why bands such as Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis to name just a few are so revered today and why some bands will always remain second string. A quick listen to this will clarify why. I'm going to be generous and award this album two out of five stars. Fans of Arena Rock in the Starship mould will no doubt like this record, serious prog lovers should approach with caution.
Mr Class & Qual | 2/5 |


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