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HAND. CANNOT. ERASE.

Steven Wilson

 

Crossover Prog

4.28 | 1673 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
2 stars Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. is his fifth solo studio album and it became a pretty popular and known album within the modern prog world. It has a foot in prog music and another one in alternative music.

This work is presented in the form a concept album, which explains why one track flows into the other and so on. Steven Wilson's lyrics tell the tale well, but not in a spectacular way (nothing to be surprised, Lyrics have always been one of Steven's weak points).

I'm gonna be honest with you. As someone who really likes Steven's music, this isn't one of his best works. Those best works are Lightbulb Sun, In Absentia, Deadwing, Fear Of A Blank Planet and The Raven That Refused To Sing. You should really check those out if you haven't.

Anyways back to the album. It's not very accessible which could scare away some people getting into his music and I highly attribute that to the alternative aspect, and really have never been that much of a fan of alternative rock. He manages to fuse prog with pop too, which is respectable.

I feel like this is simply good, but that's it. Two Stars.

Isaac Peretz | 2/5 |

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