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4.06 | 22 ratings

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Pietro Otello Romano
5 stars Like a good wine Sparks seem to improve with aging.

Left behind the synthpop sound, the Mael bros have given us a number of gems from the turn of the new millennium. They don't burn quite as obviously bright, and "A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip" is stand out as one of the brightest of their entire production. A solid album, well balanced, elegant and catchy enough since the first listening.

Highlight of the album:

***** Star: the well-paced and enthralling open "All That". The almost punkish "I'am toast". The magnificent "Pacific Standard Time" that, driven by an infectious piano tune, surprisingly romantic, (am I wrong or it's the first romantic songs by Sparks ever?), is my personal favorite of the album. The atmospheric. almost dramatic, piano based "One for the Ages". The Symphonic and ironical "Please Don't Fuck Up My World"

**** Star: "Stravinsky's Only Hit" - "Left Out in the Cold" - "The Existential Threat" - "Nothing Travels Faster Than the Speed of Light"

Overall a 4.5 Stars rounded to 5 for the talent of the band to keep fresh and high the level of their works after almost half century on the music biz!

Pietro Otello Romano | 5/5 |


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