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Crossover Prog

2.92 | 27 ratings

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2 stars I was so impressed with their first album and then I heard that a second was finally in the offing, I eagerly awaited the arrival and then... I was somewhat disappointed, sure all the ingredients of the XINEMA sound were present but the freshness of the first album was missing... Over the 12 tracks of DIFFERENT WAYS each track was brief and one was left to rue the missed opportunities of development. Here on BASIC COMMUNICATION the development is present but it becomes couched in wooliness and waffle.

I hoped that my initial disappointment would go after a few listens but sadly I have to admit defeat - this album doesn't live up to my expectations though the production and musicianship again is very high - the overall effect has to warrant a lower rating than I would have hoped to have given.

Sorry XINEMA but I'm sure you can do better.

huge | 2/5 |


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