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The Pineapple Thief


Crossover Prog

3.67 | 211 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Magnolia was the first album from The Pineapple Thief that I heard!

And I'm still having troubles with it. It's a diverse in style, sometimes talented, sometimes mediocre record with no really prog structures and with an undefined style which makes the album rather inconsequential in my opinion.

The musicians make a good job, specially Bruce Soord on guitars, but there are no really big surprises. Some tracks are reminiscent to Porcupine Tree, others to Radiohead, and other just to British pop/rock. Fine, but not really special.

Best Tracks: Alone at Sea (interesting guitars), The One You Left to Die (a song which introduces the style of their last two and superior albums)

Conclusion: being not really prog, Magnolia is a fine produced and good played album with no stylistic and compositive surprises.

But despite this lack of true personality, it deserves some attention and you will not regret the time that you'll dedicate it.

My rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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