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THE PRODIGAL SON

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.94 | 78 ratings

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BrufordFreak
3 stars Roye Albrighton's return to the NEKTAR helm after years of contentious absence (with management and record companies) and after a religious awakening notes a clear attempt to put his considerable talents toward the praise of God and extolling his religious beliefs. While Roye is not the first to go through such a conversion and to then use his artistic name to convey his religious message, he is one of the few that has "come back" after such a long layoff with such high quality music. Don't get me wrong: the Nektar albums of the Naughties are NOT the Nektar of old, but what we see here is how talented of a composer/songwriter AND guitarist Mr. Albrighton was. He was not a bad singer, either. If only to listen to the masterful rhythm guitar work, these albums are worth your time. Start with "Terminus / Oh My" here and then go to the amazing "Always" from 2004's Evolution and then "Over Krakatoa" from 2008's Book of Days. An under-appreciated prog treasure, RIP.
BrufordFreak | 3/5 |

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