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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)


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3.65 | 65 ratings

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3 stars This is a decent compilation with some good bands, some great bands, some mediocre bands, and some downright crappy bands. When you compile a group of 29 differant bands, it's just not possible for someone to enjoy all of them.

Although the bands are working together on a concept album, there is almost no sense of unity between songs. Each band has its own style and there are many differant genres. Its a deffinate struggle to try to make sense of the concept and keep track of the story.

Despite the story line holding everything together, I can't help but look at this as an album that is merely a compilation of alot of prog bands. And thats ok with me. I discovered alot of new bands that I like through this album.

There are just under 4 hours of music here, and about 80% of it is quite good. The rest is just mediocre. But for the price you're paying for this album (around 30 US dollars) the music is well worth it.

Because of the length of the compilation, its hard to listen to it all at once. Who wants to sit listening to music for 4 hours straight? But I have to say, its a perfect album for a long car ride. The first time I listened to this album was on a 4 hour drive from Delaware to Northern New Jersey.

This is a great way to discover new bands, and enjoy some quality prog rock. Its not essential by any means, but its deffinately a good album thats well worth the price.

weaverinhisweb | 3/5 |


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