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3.55 | 34 ratings

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3 stars Actualy 3.5 stars

Argentinian band Chaneton taking their name from guitarist Alex Chaneton really made a good record with this second offer from 2004 named The first lights of the century. Wit clear influences coming from britisch school like Genesis or Marillion, special in vocal department, Patricio Villanueva is somthing between Gabriel in places and Fish. I think from all 3 albums released by the band this is their best so far, at least for me. Very symphonic kind of neo prog, specialy dominated by excellent orchestrated keybords, very good parts, the first 5 piece are excellent, the rest 5 are only ok, maybe the ending longest piece is little better and belong to the first half of the album in greatness. Long piece, well composed, rich in arrangements, I could swear that this band is not from Argentina, because of manner of composing and because of the vocalist, no trace of funy accent in vocal department, really good. The album is almost 75 min, but this is not a problem, thealbum is pretty well constructed with great moments, I like a lot the keyboards passages. I don't know if they are more popular outside Argentina, but for sure is one of the best I've heared from this country in neo prog field. 3.5 stars actualy, not quite 4, because the second half of the album is little to mid tempo and paced face the first half . Quite good towards great record that needs to be praised more.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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