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3 stars In a Styx poll quite some time ago I voted for this album as Styx best but actually this wasn't really fair because it's the only album I own by the band. Besides this one I only have a greatest hits collection so I'm not really a big fan you might say. But somehow I have warm memories for this release from 1978. I wasn't really a progfan back then and I bought the album because at that time I kinda liked the hit single Sing for the Day.

And when I played the vinyl again lately I could only pull out a twisted smile about that same song. Absolutely horrible it sounded to me right now and I was ashamed I loved it back then. A youthful transgression you could call it. Anyway, how about the rest ? The rest was absolutely great for me when I discovered the album in 1978. Most songs are obvious cases of prog related music indeed but they are my earlier prog experiences I guess so that explains.

Except for the two short instrumentals and the mentioned hitsingle, the other 7 songs still sound absolutely fine to me though none of them is truly outstanding. A very consistent album and if I wouldn't have played it one last time I probably would have given it 4 stars for old times sake. But all in all I think 3 stars is the right score especially considering this is a progsite. But it's close to 3,5. Very nice album.

progrules | 3/5 |


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