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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.02 | 382 ratings

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2 stars Being an American, it's hard for me to garner any RPI stuff, and finding this album in a used record led to a no-brainer decision; get it now, or I'll never have the opportunity return again.

Unfortunately, this brand of symphonic prog rock does not really cater to my musical tastes. The opening epic starts of in the corniest way, an unnecessary choir. The epic doesn't really go anywhere beyond that, mustering prog cliches and terrible Pete Sinfield lyrics galore. The following two ballad tracks further put disinterest in me. ''Is My Face on Straight'' is just unmemorable marred again by the lyrical content (I understand nonsensical wordplay, but this is overdoing it). It's a rare occurrence if I complain THIS much about the words.

I actually like bits and pieces of the ''Have Your Cake and Beat It'' thing, and ''Four Holes in the Ground'' is what I consider a prog classic. The album has got plenty of emotion dripping from it, lots of mellotron and all of the prog perks, so on the surface, it sounds ideal for a prog collection. But if you prefer edgier stuff (not implying heavier) or have an allergy to ballads, this is a miss. I find this weaker than the classic prog churned out by the stalwarts like Yes and Gentle Giant.

Sinusoid | 2/5 |


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