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SEE YA 'ROUND

Split Enz

 

Crossover Prog

1.40 | 16 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars After the little inviting "Conflicting Emotions" was is possible for the band to get back to some more inventive and fine music? I guess not, unfortunately. "See 'Ya Round" is a combination of dull pop songs with little to no passion.

Disco beats like during "I Walk Away" or "Doctor Love" are tracks that are best to be avoided. Typical of the eighties, even if it was not easy for bands to succeed in their reconversion.

This album is just a succession of boring numbers, sounding almost all of the same stuff. But is this a surprise? I don't think so. The band reached his creative peak with their debut and consolidated until "Frenzy" in 79. After this album, the descent from below average ("True Colors", "Time & Tide") to poor ("Conflicting Emotions") was well on its way.

What we have here is a pitiful work. Even if lots of bands have had their ups and down, there is no question of ups in here. Only the downs are to be considered. And the Palme d'Or definitely goes to "One Mouth Is Fed". Press next.

Unfortunately, none of the songs presented here is captivating. Just a waste of time, really. For your own sake, you shouldn't bother with this album. The closing "Ninnie Knees Up" being the poorest one of all songs. But at this time, it is not possible to press next, or you would be brought back to the opening number, which, I'm sure, you would like to avoid.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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