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North Star

 

Neo-Prog

2.90 | 12 ratings

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Trafficdogg
2 stars This U.S. based band has been compared to GENESIS and this could very well be the case as my only experience with them started and ended with this release.

Not that I didn't appreciate some of the music but I found it a bit disconnected and nomadish, meaning there was little continuity through the album. It appeared to me that they were trying to find a style they were comfortable with and did a fair amount of experimenting which is not always a bad thing unless you're meandering all over the place and trying to connect music styles that don't work well together.

The musicianship is above average but again, gets somewhat convoluted with curious compositional flaws within the material itself. Is it a question of region (the best of the genre are british bands) or a lack of truly understanding the complex inner workings of progressive rock that held this potentially above average band back ?

Whatever the reason, buy this one only if you just want to have an eclectic collection.

Trafficdogg | 2/5 |

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