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Kevin Gilbert


Crossover Prog

4.21 | 178 ratings

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3 stars Bitterness and profanity.

After getting a taste of the limelight, being used and tossed around, Kevin had enough I think. And like Jose Canseco, Marie Osmond or Dan Wilson of Semisonic, it is time to settle the score and say the things that need to be said. The truth? At least, a lousy experience, a fake game that leaves you empty feeling.

I like the concept. Very much. It's appealing to hear the other side of the fame medal, and Gilbert does it very well. From the girls, to the management, to the brown nosing, to the fans, Gilbert is pouring out his heart...and has quite the potty mouth too. Wow, the speech has the quality of being frank!

I don't find anything particulary attracting about the music, sorry. The songs are okay, but nothing to throw you off your chair. It has that pop feel mixed with Neal Morse here and there, some will appreciate...some will find it ordinary. No long keyboard solos, 90's guitar and simple melodies.

I was not wowed, and frankly disappointed. After so many raving 5 stars review, this is not the pinnacle I expected. What am I missing? I mean, I get the statement of the record, but the music is too bland.


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