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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.75 | 287 ratings

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2 stars After the fantastic debut you would have expect a superior fallow up album. Not in this case, as The World That We Drive Through is just slightly disappointing. The first album had some interesting jazz and Cantenbury influences and exactly those influences made that album so fresh and enjoyable.

On this album The Tangent took a less demanding direction - neo prog. There's nothing really new in here that you wouldn't hear on other neo-retro-prog albums. David Jackson is gone from the line-up and gone are his frantic sax parts. He was replaced by Theo Travis, who is undeniably a skillful player, but his playing is predictable and lacks imagination (he plays some nice melodies throughout the album, though).

The construction of the compositions themselves has also changed. While The Music That Died Alone had several short tracks that were developed to maximum, this one has only five lengthy compositions with a huge amount of tired and uninspired lengthy solo excursions.

The World That We Drive Through will only appeal to neo-prog lovers of The Flower Kings and the likes. If you don't dig this kind of stuff, stay away and check the debut instead.

| 2/5 |


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