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LIALIM HIGH

Twin Age

 

Neo-Prog

3.74 | 49 ratings

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Norm Cash
3 stars 3.4 stars out of 5

After hearing some tantalising snippets of this album some months ago, I was finally able to lay my hands on a copy. I was intrigued by the very mid-70's Genesis style sound and arrangements. On getting a full listen, I certainly wasn't disappointed in that aspect!

Twin Age on this outing are obviously setting out to recreate that now familiar 12- string/mellotron sound that worked with such great effect on albums like A Trick Of The Tail, and its something they do extremely well. Although the whole album is made up of original material, there's absolutely no doubting where the influence has come from. If mid-70s Genesis is your thing, then this album is definitely worth a listen.

My one criticism is directed towards the vocals of lead singer Johan Hansson. Hansson's vocals are at times very similar to Coldplay's Chris Martin (that's not the criticism, although I'm sure some of you might count that against him). My problem with his sound is that he always seems to be singing right at the very edge of his range. This album could have been so much better had the vocals arrangements been toned down occasionally, going for a more subtle, muted approach to compliment the more strained sections.

That having been said, this is still a very good album. Worth more than 3 stars, but not quite enough to entice me to tick the 4 star box.

Norm Cash | 3/5 |

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