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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 81 ratings

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4 stars Quite expensive for a double CD where there's no new music to hear. That said, TFK ARE my favourite contemporary Prog band, and their last 3 albums WERE consistantly good. It should be noted that in the context of this album, that's an irrelevance, because there is older material on the first CD. It's not a problem though.

In the past, TFK were prone to play, and play, and play... with the net result that it became quite boring. Here the second CD brightens up the show, with the more newer material. (Oh, and by the way, the CD artwork is sadly, totally lifeless.)

The danger here is that it's all too comfortable and too familiar. It's all too easy. as you can imagine, the performance is faultless, maybe not sounding 'rough' enough to be 'live'.

So, buy it or not?

It empahasises why you like them, and it makes you want more. Trouble is, there IS no more! The MP3 download was cheaper by far, and could be the best bet because you already know and have the material anyway, and you'll be quite quickly moving onto other things once you've briefly reminded yourself of why you like TFK.

sussexbowler | 4/5 |


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