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Crack The Sky


Heavy Prog

3.68 | 56 ratings

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5 stars This was my introduction to Crack The Sky. I bought the album when the local paper compared them to ELP. After hearing the album, I wondered where they pulled that comparison from.

With respect to other reviewers here, this album rocked my world. Although not all tracks are truly progressive, even the pop-ish songs are inventive. I would categorize it in the same sort of genre as the early Queen albums. The band seems just as competent with prog epics (Nuclear Apathy, Safety In Numbers) as it is with funky rock (Flashlight), tight hard rock (Lighten Up McGraw, Give Myself To You) and throwback vocal tunes (A Night On The Town).

Especially good on this album is the syncopated interplay between the dual guitarists and the bass and drums. Always a joy to my ears, I still come back to this album often even after almost 30 years.

Edited 6/30/09. After listening again to this album today. I just love it. I'm boosting my rating up.

Evolver | 5/5 |


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