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The Flower Kings


Symphonic Prog

3.73 | 492 ratings

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4 stars This is another of those TFK albums with quite some highlights and also several weak tracks. So I will do this one by one again.

1. Rhythm of life. This isn't a song. This is nothing. 1 star.

2. Retropolis. Now we're talking. Great instrumental, one of their best ever even. Stolt at his best. 4,75 stars.

3. Rhythm of the sea. Short ballad like one. Not bad. 3 stars.

4. There is more to this world. Almost a TFK classic. Great composition with lots of variation. 4,75 stars

5. Romancing the city. Short insignificant one. 2 stars

6. The melting pot. This is a lot better. Great melody. 4 stars

7. Silent sorrow. Average TFK song. Accessible song. 3,25 stars.

8. The Judas kiss. This is one of my all time favourites again. Unbelievable track, highly original. 5 stars

9. Retropolis by night. Waste of space once again. 1,5 stars.

10. Flora Majora. Very nice instrumental, brings great atmosphere. 4,5 stars.

11. The Road back home. One of those great epical tracks by TFK with a fine instrumental part in the middle. 4,75 stars.

So there's quite a bit of variation there. Somehow it's always hard for TFK to compose just great tracks. Don't know why. But the overall judgement is very positive, so 4 stars.

progrules | 4/5 |


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