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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.36 | 233 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars Mission accomplished: the Project became a pure pop outfit and even abandoned orchestra for electronic/disco patterns.

Vulture Culture is both the weakest and the poppiest entry. Ok, the record sounds better than its predecessor Ammonia Avenue (apparently the two records were intended as two halves of a double album) but this album places a far greater emphasis on popish balladry.

The first four tracks are flat and annoying; although as immaculately produced (as every APP album), the instrumental passages are very dull and full of 80s cliché.

Only the sax solo in "Hawkeye" electric guitar in "Somebody Out There" are worthy of praise. The other tracks, unfortunately, sound very dated.

Those mechanical synth beats on (for example) "Separate Lives" and "Vulture Culture" are absolutely tasteless! Forgettable yet far from awful.

Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |


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