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Happy The Man


Eclectic Prog

3.49 | 107 ratings

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1 stars First, let me say that this is the only HTM that I have. And frankly, after giving it repeated listens, I have no interest in their other releases. Second, again, I can only comment on this one album, but the Gentle Giant comparison is tenuous at best. Echolyn sound like GG copycats next to HTM. Third, while the playing is competent, the arrangements well ordered, and the songwriting O.K. , there is really nothing here that will grab most prog listeners' fancy. Fourth, the vocalist ... it took me a while to clue in on a comparison, but here it goes - the Simpsons' Comic Book guy with intellectual pretensions. Fifth, I played it for a few friends ... no mention was made of the music, other than a comment that it sounded like background music. Now, there are many rave reviews here from folks who have a better prog pedigree than I. But before you put down any money, listen to any & all samples or mp3s you can. You may just find other more deserving musical acts.
debrewguy | 1/5 |


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