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Thyme Traveler
1 stars Well, this is my 4th review here on progarchives, and since I have already given three "5 star ratings" I decided I needed to now review a really poor album. Of course, it is natural to initially rate the albums one really likes, but lest anyone think I am an easy reviewer, i decided to pick a bad album from my youth, one which I had long hoped to forget. "Kilroy was Here" fits that bill nicely. Much of Styx's early stuff wasn't bad- it was either hit or miss. This one though, is a definite miss from start to finish.

The Good: It was really hard finding it on this "stynker" ... but to me, the only highlight on this album was "Haven't we been here before." The song has some sentimental value for me because of a girl I dated in the 80's. Of course, that means nothing to any of you... and it's really not prog, but really, with Styx, prog moments are few and far in between.

The Bad: Was there a more annoying song played in the 80's than Mr Roboto ?

The Ugly: This is a concept album of sorts thought up by Dennis DeYoung in which there is a future where Rock Music is banned. If we ever reach a point in time where rock music sounds like THIS, my Libertarian political views aside, I would be the first person in line to push for its banning.

For completitionists only ? If there are STYX completionists out there, I think they might have this one tucked away in their closet somewhere. I think even Styx fans must have some sort of standards.

Thyme Traveler | 1/5 |


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