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4.14 | 530 ratings

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4 stars The first masterpiece by Kansas.

They offer the blend of progressive/artrock, hard-rock and even blues-rock. It's clearly heard Kansas made a leap forward since the first album. Most recommended can be the two epic tracks - Song for America and Hymn to the Atman. The instrumental prowess is evident, though the driving force behind them are mostly keyboards. By me is the guitar sometimes underdeveloped. It is perhaps more oriented towards hard-rock than progrock.

Good work on violin is performed in the first track. Vocals are also at the high level.

The work by Kansas shows that American bands were also soaking British progrock influence at that time and they were also able to add their own flavour of music.

4.5 stars actually

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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