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Spin XXI


Symphonic Prog

3.69 | 30 ratings

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3 stars More good news from Brazil.

This album has been in my collection for some time before I gave it some spins. A lot of spins, in fact. The music is very pleasing to the ear. It is also pretty generic symphonic prog in the vein of Genesis. Make that; Peter Gabriel and Genesis at their most theatrical. That's why I also want to add Ange, Cathedral and Yes as references. The music is both based on keyboards and guitars. But Spin XXI does it their way and they have their own identity. But I am not convinced I would be able to spot a Spin XXI song if this album featured in a blind- test together with nine other symphonic prog albums.

The songs are pretty long and full of interesting details. The musicians obviously knows what they are doing. The sound is a blend of 1970s and the noughties (21st century). Most of the music is pretty pastorial. Just like the Foxtrot album by Genesis. This makes this album a pretty nice experience. Quality wise, it is not more than a good album. There is no real killer tracks here too. Neither is there any weak tracks too. Spin XXI should be happy with this album. Can we get another, please ?

3 star

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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