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5 stars I really don't unerstand the reviews here about this album. The only thing I can think is because the music is almost Pop. However, it is still Progressive, filled with great musician chops and odd time sigs. Is it so bad that the songs are really good. I mean very, very melodic. Excellent choruses that rival pop music. If any recent album meshes Neo-Prog and Pop flawlessly, this is it.

As far as the musicianship goes, everyone does an outstanding job. I have not been a big fan of Chris Maitland on drums, but track 05 "People" shows his talents as a great drummer. John Beck throughout the entire CD is a standout. I don't know much about his regular band, It Bites, but I think it's time I find out more! The vocals are also just excellent, start to finish. I think John Mitchell does a better job singing with Kino than any Arena release to date.

After listeneing to this album a number of times, I am wanting more from these guys. It is just great music through and through. It reminds me of a mesh between Kansas, Marillion, and RPWL.

It deserves the rating I'm giving it, 5/5, because I think it is a fine example of a "Superband" making excellent music.


StyLaZyn | 5/5 |


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