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FANATIC

Jadis

 

Neo-Prog

3.30 | 79 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars What kind of reason would they need to develop beyond their established formula?

It is hard to come up with something to say about some albums by Jadis. And on the present album the band themselves seems to have found it hard to come up with something to say! Don't get me wrong, Fanatic is a decent album in its own right. The problem is that it adds nothing new to what they already had done better on their previous albums. The songs have all the Jadis trademarks and the album will certainly appeal to fans of the band who are looking for more of the same. But that is all it really is - more of the same!

Jadis started out well enough with their debut album More Than Meets The Eye in 1992. The 1994 follow-up Across The Water is my personal Jadis favourite and a strong album. I have yet to hear the band's often detested third album Somersault from 1997, but judging from what I've heard Jadis never once departed from the formula they set up by their first two albums. Even if 2000's Understand is a good album, I think it is fair to say that Jadis reached their peak with Across The Water and then began to create lesser copies of their own past works. Fanatic sounds like a watered down version of Understand that itself sounded like a watered down version of Across The Water.

It is a pleasant but rather unexciting listen, recommenced only to fans and collectors

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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