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3.64 | 94 ratings

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3 stars This Vangelis album is not so different in essence when compared to some of his earlier releases. Although he wanted to make a break with his prior soundtrack schemes; he only prolonged the mood as far as I am concerned.

Same sort of bombastic feeling while listening to each of the tracks, but most of the time it sounds even more than bombastic: pompous and pretentious would be more adequate to define the music that is played on this "Direct" album.

There are no flaws recorded on this album; but it is just a succession of average tracks with little grandeur. Some songs are pleasant and on the ambient side ("First Approach") but the whole affair is not quite sexy, I am afraid.

The closing and repetitive "Intergalactic Radio Station" is the best example to confirm this theory. This album is not a great one. Just average to tell the truth. I upgrade it to three stars. By an inch?

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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