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The Syn


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.50 | 46 ratings

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4 stars I can understand iguana's comments on this album being something of a disappointment. If (as I also did) you are expecting either another Chris Squire solo project, or music that harks back to the 60's, then yes, you may well be disappointed as this is not what this album is about. By way of background, this is Steve Nardelli's project at least as much as it is Squire's, Nardelli having revived The Syn before Squire re-joined, and he (Nardelli) is I understand funding it. So before you listen to this you may need to put some pre-conceptions aside.

It is modern, medium-heavy rock/pop with a progressive twist. Steve Nardelli's strength seems to lie in song writing, there are some memorable tunes, in particular the more rocky "Golden Age" (which they encored with at their debut gig), the single "Cathedral of Love", and "Some Time Some Way". Squire is excellent and adds a real touch of class to the proceedings, but let's not forget the other musicians, the excellent Stacey brothers (who between them have worked for amongst others Oasis and Sheryl Crow) and Gerard Johnson on keyboards, who also produced it. But on the down side it must be said that Nardelli's vocals are weak, and perhaps the production is a little over-slick.

Despite this though it is an album that I keep on playing because of the strong tunes and fine playing, it's been a while since I've heard such a good collection of new material, and I'd unreservedly give it 4 stars.

But I too would still like to put a plea in for another solo album please Chris!!

Phil | 4/5 |


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