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WALL STREET VOODOO

Roine Stolt

 

Symphonic Prog

3.57 | 140 ratings

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progrules
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4 stars This is going to be fun because I haven't an idea of the ultimate rating for this doubler. I'm sure it will be 3 or 4 stars because I know this album for quite a while now but it's a hard one to rate even harder than to review it. So I can only do this song by song. Here we go.

Disc one:

1. The Observer. Interesting bluesy/groovy song with excellent guitar in the middle. 3,75 *

2. Head above water. Much more rocking. Nice tempo. 3,5 *

3. Dirt. Another slower more bluesy track. Bit of a strange one but interesting once again. 3,25 *

4. Everyone wants to rule the world. (Clever title because if he had said Everybody we would have had associations). More of a standard song, not too special except for the end. 3*

5. Spirit of the Rebel. More of a slow heavy rock song with a darkish mood. 3,25 *

6. Unforgiven. Nice shorty with wahwah guitar. 3,25 *

7. Dog with a million bones. More of a slow track with nice extended guitarwork. 3,75 *

8. Sex kills. This one is rocking again with lots of wahwah. 4 *

9. Outcast. And back to the blues again. Great variation. 3,75* Disc two:

1. The Unwanted. One of the, if not the strangest song on the doubler. Weird effects, interesting build up. 3,5 *

2. Remember. By far my personal favourite. Great energetic track with superb guitar. 4,75 *

3. It's all about money. Another blues related track. Not one of my fav's. 3 *

4. Everybody is trying to sell you something. I can relate a lot to the title because this is a very true statement. Bit of a monotonous one. 3,25 *

5. Hotrod. Tempo track with good guitar after disappointing start of the song. Psychedelic ending. 3,75 *

6. Mercy. Strange vocal effect with acoustic guitar. Short song. 3 *

7. People that have the power to shape the future. More of a relaxed song with extensive guitarwork. 3,5 *

Now who would have thought that ! I expected it to end up around 3,5 average but this is very close. It's the slightest to 3,5 possible but on the good side (3,515). Roine is one of my favourite guitarists around so I don't mind giving him the 4 stars. Well deserved, my friend. Recommended to guitar fans who like variety within an album. Not the most progressive around though !

progrules | 4/5 |

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