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3.20 | 349 ratings

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Chris S
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2 stars To me this is where Kansas started losing the Progressive edge. Yes many bands had to evolve late 70's/early 80's and few managed it convincingly. At the same time one has to set aside personal predujices and assess the album as a whole. Monolith is not as good as it's predecessor Point of know Return but in the big scheme of things it is not a bad album overall. The album starts with the strong on the other Side arguably the best piece of music. Livgren the main contributor also on Reason To Be'. Away from you' another good tune. This album gets two and half stars for lack of consistency. It is not because it was sounding more AOR/mainstream just in that the material does not sound as convincing.
Chris S | 2/5 |


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