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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 442 ratings

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3 stars I find this album to be a slight step up from Spock Beard's previous, "The Kindness Of Strangers". The tendency to record shorter, more radio friendy (ugh!) poppier tunes still prevails over the longer, proggier epic songs. But the band does seem to be going back to some of the sounds that made them so popular to us progheads.

The Gentle Giant complex vocal arrangements are back in Gibberish. While this song is not quite as interesting as Thoughts or Thoughts, Part 2, it is still a very good song. More complexity can be heard in Lay It Down. These songs show that there is still some hope fore this band.

As for epics, the best is Crack The Big Sky. It is nowhere near a good as The Light and The Great Nothing, but it has some prog value. The Beardies just needed to learn that their audience wanted prog, not mainstream.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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