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The Tangent


Eclectic Prog

3.85 | 401 ratings

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el böthy
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4 stars Having read some reviews of this album I was a bit curious about the music in it...but if I say thats the reason I bought this I would be lying. The fact is I saw this album in a record store and was amazed by the cover...and the fact that this album was available for me to buy it (cause as I have said ohhh so many times, prog is quite hard to find in Argentina)! I would have bought it right there, but there was a problem...the price! It was a bit expensive to say the least, and as I had already made my mind about the albums I was gonna buy that day, I did not buy it. The next week I started to read and read more and more reviews about this album...cause I was really curious about it, in a way I had not been in quite a while about an album. So I started a thread in the forum asking if this album was recommended and if buying it would be a good (sane) choice. The awnsers where unanimous: YES!!! So...I bought it...and I am more than glad to have done it!!! The music is very ´70 symphonic inspired yet it sounds very modern and fresh, in a way this is how I thought The Flower Kings sounded like before I listened to them... Now, song by song.

In Earnest - Absolutly, positivly the best song of the record and a real favorite of mine!!! This song, this epic has it all...jazzy pianos, great Hammond solos, an astonishing riff, great guitar solos, flutes, saxs, great vocals...yes, this song is absolutly brilliant!!! And its deffinitly in my personal top 10 of all time epics!!!

Lost in London - This one has more of a cantembury feel to it. Its actually very good, and although its like 8 minutes long it seems to be quite straight foward with Tillison narrating a story about his trip in London...

DIY surgery - This song is 100% about the saxs of mr Theo Travis. Very short, very pleasent and with rubish kind of lyrics.

GPS culture - If you want to know the meaning of "light prog" no more, this is it! A very "happy" song, with an excellent "sing a long" chorus. There are some great keys in this song...impossible not to like it!!!

Follow your leaders - This is for me the weak track. It stars out good, but they strech the song just to much, making it unnessesirly long...although its not that bad anyway, but maybe the album would be better off it.

The sun in my eyes -Well, this kinda has the same problem than the the previous song...and at the same time it doesnt. The thing is, this is not a bad song...but it has nothing to do with the rest of the album, its just to popish...again, the album could have done without it...yet as an individual song its better than Follow your leaders...

A place in the Queue - The other epic of the album, maybe the most important because it carries the name of the album...? Maybe, but In Earnest is better hehehe. This is one song you have to listen to a few times before it grows on you. The first times I did not like it one bit, thought it was boring and the changes in it where not well done...but after many litenings...I have come to appreciate it and to like it. Maybe a bit too long, but in the end its a very good track.

Well...I paid big money...but I gain big music, so it was worth it all the way!!! Keep it going Tillnson!!! Keep it progging!

el böthy | 4/5 |


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