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Man On Fire


Eclectic Prog

3.65 | 37 ratings

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Jonda Thorn
5 stars What's with the 2 and 3 star reviews for this release? Did we listen to the same CD? 6 years after its release and I still consider "Habitat" to be one the real high points of the last decade of prog.

While there are definitely hooks galore, it never ceases to be anything less than grade A quality from start to finish and is not pop music. Why do hooks have to mean pop? Outstanding songwriting, incredible production, exemplary musicianship, strong lyrics, and perhaps most of all, something sorely lacking in a ton of modern prog - real conviction!

Add to that amazing contributions from King Crimson alum Adrian Belew, not on a handful of tunes, but as THE primary guitarist for the entire album, and the beautiful violin work of David Ragsdale from Kansas, and you have an unbeatable sound that refused to be pigeon-holed into anyone's narrow view of modern progressive rock. The fretless bass work alone is worth the cost of the CD! Jaco Pastorious fans take note!

Highest recommendations on all fronts from this fan!

Jonda Thorn | 5/5 |


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