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The Pineapple Thief


Crossover Prog

3.54 | 264 ratings

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2 stars Besides of Peter Gabriel-era Genesis endless clones (usually tagged as "neo-prog") there are more fresh trend in cloning - Steven Wilson projects clones. This trend still doesn't have own name, but quite easily could be recognized from almost first album's sounds.

I believe fans of simple, melancholic pop-rock with electronic arrangements will find this album quite attractive. Musicians are competent, songs have something what could be counted as melodies, vocalist's voice is dreamy and even romantic in moments. You can drive your car (if you have one, or if you are old enough to have driving license), make your homeworks,etc. and listen this album. Really not too much annoying background sound.

Yes, to be more attractive guys adding some (very stereotype) heavy rock elements to their sound. Not like their music really needs it, but possibly it's more like salt and pepper in your everyday soup.

From positive side I must to say, that comparing with myriads of their market competitors they are really above average in sense of musicality level and even arrangements. And for sure they are full head higher of such simplified pseudo-prog releases, as Gazpacho. Hey, beside of synth they even have some scratching guitars (not too much, they would never shock your Grandma if she will hear what kind of music you're listening).

All in all, nice indie-pop band with few proggy moments, targeted to indie-pop fans with some interest to a bit more progressive music, than their regular menu is. My rating is 2+, hardly interesting album for true prog rock fan

snobb | 2/5 |


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