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The Flower Kings


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3.71 | 549 ratings

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4 stars WARNING: The Flower Kings never sounded better!!!

The Flower Kings is a Swedish band. They have impressed me since "Flower Power" album. Can you imagine the almost one hour length track (called "Garden Of Dream")? Although my sister always hate this band, I almost buy all their releases (from their debut album "Back In The World Of Adventures" until "Adam & Eve"). And in this beautiful year, they released the new album "Paradox Hotel". "Paradox Hotel" is a double album concept. I got it just a week ago. When I read the booklet, I find that now the members are 5 personnel. It's an ideal mark, I think (in "Adam & Eve" you find 7 personnel and in "Unfold The Future" 8 personnel!!!). The most important thing is about their quality. And the result is excellent. The Flower Kings never sound better! The song such as "Monster & Men", "End Of A High Note", "Minor Giant Steps", and my favorite "Man Of The World" are incredible. I think this album can become the best album of the year like their recent releases, "The Rainmaker" and "Unfold The Future". Also, you can't forget about this. The artwork is very beautiful and I also think that this album can become the best artwork of the year!!! Finally, they made a song presented for the tsunami victims all over the world!!!!! This song is called "The Way The Waters Are Moving". Uuuuh, it touched my heart very much...Only a few band did something special like this not even Dream Theater, my best band. Salute....

Fernandi Gunawan

Fernandi | 4/5 |


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