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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.79 | 509 ratings

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3 stars I have spend three listening sejours with Alan Parsons Project's second album "I Robot" from 1977. I was amazed by especially three tracks but unfortunately I found the whole quite uneven. As on their first record the number of participants is high but it isn't exactly so many this time. The cover picture is artistic and makes the consumer wonder what is it, especially the object in the left, but now I see it could be a robot, I didn't see it one minute ago. The album uses fourtyone minutes and ten tracks to spread its music to us all.

I had a little hard to rate this record because of its unevenness. Three songs were so fantastic. "Some other time" is my favourite, near a masterpiece actuelly(10/10). I hear a wonderous melody, symphonic and so creative and the vocalist does it perfectly. Also the little more experimental "Breakdown"(9/10) and "Don't let it show"(9/10) are very symphonic and paint a lovely musical view for us. The arrangements here are just so good. I also enjoy the album's closer much: "Genesis Ch. 1 V." is instrumental and very harmonic(8/10). The other tracks unfortunately are lukewarm in my ears. Well I find something modern and cool in the title track "I Robot" and it is absolutely not bad but not interesting either(6/10) and "I wouldn't want to be like you"(6/10) is too simple for me. The little more slower tempo in "The voice" appeal to me but not enough(6/10) and both "Day after day" and "Total eclipse" seem boring and uninspired to me. The worst thing here was "Nucleus" where nothing happened.

Thanks to four compositions this record will pass and get the review a decent and warm album, without them I wouldn't bother. These four though is highly recommended. Listen to the tracks 3,4,5 and 10. Alan Parsons Projects first work was a masterpiece in every tune, this was not, but some moments did reach the same level. Three stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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