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EYE IN THE SKY

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.35 | 460 ratings

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ClassicRocker
2 stars This is the 4th Alan Parsons' Project album to which I have listened, and it's decidedly the last "new" album I plan on hearing for quite a while. The entire disc is completely soaked in 80s pop sounds, characterized by the boring one-or-two-hit drum-beats typical of that era and generic "synthy" backing. Mellow vocals make parts of this album even more boring. (If anything, I suppose it would be a good album to put on if you want to get to sleep quickly.) At any rate, "Eye in the Sky" contains merely one excellent track: "Silence and I" (the only one clocking in at over 5 minutes running time.) It's a return to form and even has a (mini-) epic feel to it, climaxing around the middle of the song and it keeps going strong. Unfortunately, the rest of the album goes downhill as before. The only tracks that are fairly good are 3, 6, and 10. The title track, 4, and 7 are simply average. The rest I consider worse than filler: synthy-pop filler; songs 1, 8, and 9 are better off avoiding altogether. It's unfortunate it had to end for me this way, but I can really only recommend this album to those that call themselves fans of APP. Otherwise, get "Silence and I" and steer clear of the rest!
ClassicRocker | 2/5 |

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