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SOLID STATE SURVIVOR

Yellow Magic Orchestra

 

Progressive Electronic

2.86 | 23 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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3 stars Solid State Survivor is a bit less satisfying than Yellow Magic Orchestra's debut album, but I still find it to be a decent listen. This time around, the pop in robo-pop is emphasized much more, and the funk and jazz elements from the debut are not present here. There isn't really anything too progressive about this album, or anything interesting either. Solid State Survivor is, for the most part, slightly above-par synth-pop; nothing stands out and nothing really works against it. This whole album only sounds like a better version of Kraftwerk's Electric Cafe, which doesn't really say much, I guess.

Not prog, but still is one of the only '80s albums that I can enjoy at least a little bit. It's sad that this album had to be the follow up to very awesome selt-titled debut.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |

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