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Pure Reason Revolution


Crossover Prog

3.74 | 276 ratings

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1 stars Porcupine Tree meets Backstreet Boys. I can't believe there are so many people liking this album. You can already get copies of this used on Amazon for less than $2, so that will give you some idea of how bad this thing tanked.

Musically it's pretty bland unobjectionable and uninteresting lite Pink Floyd-ish metal with tons of hooks. Except the hooks aren't good, they're annoying as hell, and the band was apparently so low on ideas they had to repeat each one of the hooks dozens of times. I listened to this album once, and I never want to hear the word "ambassadors" again. Just when I think I like something I'm hearing, it gets repeated so much, without any variation at all, or any real buildup, that I can't stand to hear it anymore. The chord sequences are cliche, the vocals are the typical overproduced major label bs, and the production has way too much high end. One of the most unpleasant listening experiences I can recall, though if there hadn't been so much hype and so many phony high ratings for this album, it wouldn't have been so painful. At least I only paid $1 for it.

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