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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.36 | 233 ratings

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1 stars Leftovers from Ammonia Avenue

The previous album, Ammonia Avenue, was not a very strong Alan Parsons Project album. In fact, it was one of their least interesting albums even. However, even Ammonia Avenue was far better than the present album! This collection of Pop tunes is literally leftovers from Ammonia Avenue which apparently was originally intended to be a double album! Thankfully that didn't happen and the Ammonia Avenue album turned out decent, but unremarkable.

Vulture Culture should really have stayed in the archives as it is almost wholly unlistenable. If you have heard Barclay James Harvest's mid-80's albums, you will have some idea of just how bad this is. Whatever Prog-tendencies were originally present in the Alan Parsons Project's music, it is totally absent here. This is Pop, pure and simple. And not good, inspired Pop, but weak and boring Pop. I'm sorry for this mean review, but this music really doesn't deserve any more serious commentary.

The Project would thankfully make better albums after this one.

Only for completionists!

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |


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