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Pure Reason Revolution


Crossover Prog

2.97 | 149 ratings

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Wolf Spider
4 stars Well, now here's a big surprise!

Ok, I hated this album at first because I sounded nowhere close to the debut, but with every listen I gave it it grew on me until I loved it! And to this day it remains one of my favorite albums of 2009.

PRRs debut album that raised our expectations way up high and what they did was totally unexpected. The Floydish sound, the PT similarities, the space rock elements... all of that is gone. What we've got instead? Electro - pop - prog rock? That's the most accurate definition I can think of. The primary instrument here are the keyboards in all shapes and sizes. The vocal harmonies remained superb but the guitars are now somewhere in the background. I like the songwriting on this album, not a second is dull. I am not impressed with the production of this album, the vocals sound somewhat "blurry" but that's something to get used to. Best song? I would have to say "The Gloaming" with all it's beauty but there is not a single bad song on this album, they even managed to turn a less than a minute long song into a little masterpiece.

I wouldn't recommend this album to hard headed prog fans still living in the 70's because this album is modern and very, very poppish. So, that means four stars I guess.

Wolf Spider | 4/5 |


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