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SPACE REVOLVER

The Flower Kings

 

Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 528 ratings

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progrules
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5 stars I've been looking forward to reviewing this one because, along with Flower Power but then for a different reason, this is my favourite Flower Kings album and certainly where the overall performance is concerned. Most of the TFK albums have (very) strong epics and quite mediocre shorter songs. And actually it's more or less the same with this one but the advantage of this album is that on this one there are just a few shorter songs and frankly all songs above 6 minutes length are really worthwhile if not fantastic. And still there is quite some difference between the songs, in style that is. I will review this one by one with short description.

1. I am the Sun part 1: great TFK classic, one of their best ever. 5 stars.

2. Dream on dreamer. One of the shorter, not great. 2.5 stars.

3. Rumble fish twist. Energetic instrumental with funny sound effects in the beginning. 4.5 stars.

4. Monster within. Another very nice epic. TFK is so good with these tracks. 4.75 stars.

5. Chicken farmer song. nice shorter song. Not too special though. 3.25 stars.

6. Underdog. Somewhat better than previous. 3.75 stars.

7. You don't know what you've got. Emotional short song. Ok. 3 stars.

8. Slave to money. Another favourite of mine. Great guitar solo by Roine at the end. 4.75 stars.

9. A King's prayer. Another one with tremendous guitar work by Roine Stolt. 4.75 stars.

10. I am the Sun part 2. Great sequel to opening track, though slightly less. 4.75 stars.

So I'm counting 6 great tracks on this album and a few nice ones. And because this is one of my favourite bands ever, I will have to give some of their albums 5 stars. There will be three in total, so think that's fair.

progrules | 5/5 |

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