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RETROPOLIS

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 383 ratings

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NJprogfan
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3 stars Retro it is! The Flower Kings second album is a treasure trove of the giants in prog, i.e. YES, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, etc. You can listen to this album and make a game of it, trying to guess what band a particular song reminds you of, or to make it even harder, what actual song the melody was taken from. Not to knock Ronnie and the boys, but their sound on this album is still in the infant stage, although I will say the patented Flower Kings sound is encapsalated in the track, "There Is More to This World". A fast paced, positive and bright track that incorporates all that will be heard in the proceeding discs.Their first classic track? I think so. "Judass Kiss" is a close second when it comes to classic Flower Kings, but again you'll hear a smattering of other bands in the mix. By the next album, all comes together. But here, its still a bit of fleshing out their sound. Original or not, it's still a decent album.
NJprogfan | 3/5 |

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