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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 849 ratings

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4 stars This was a really cool album, although it took me time to get into it. The main reason was that it's very slow and ambient... not that it's a bad thing... but it's hard to focus on when you're doing something else and this is playing in the background (although it does make for good background music as well.) I usually enjoy progressive rock and progressive metal, and all the other fusion genres associated with it... such as gothic symphonic metal, and all that stuff. But this album, and Tangerine Dream in General don't really have that rock feeling into it. It's like it takes the progressive of progressive rock and mixes it with ambient and electronic. So if you're looking to rock out, this isn't the album for you.

I also have an obsession with surrealism and ambience, whether it be sights, sounds or whatever. So this album was great for me. It is very spacey, and very fluid. I think anyone who enjoys Pink Floyd's "Echoes" particularly the spacey parts, would be able to enjoy this album.

No, I don't think it's an absolute masterpiece that deserves 5 stars and that's because it's not a huge landmark in progressive rock music. But this is a very good album, and it is sure to take you to different places if it doesn't bore you first. So if you are into the spacey stuff, and don't mind if there's hardly any rock and roll in it, then this is definitely the album for you. In terms of the ambient electronic genre, this is definitely a landmark release.

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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