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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.42 | 109 ratings

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Sean Trane
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2 stars I cannot agree more with James regarding the looking back to old albums as to see how the new one compares. But , however , is it not something we all do and is it not something very natural to do? Sure , how can we give a chance to the new more different albums if we keep looking back? Well some bands (generally in the heydays) managed to surprise us consistently over the years (some from album to album - Floyd naver made two albums similar in sound or inspiration) , most bands have always relied on what I call a formula (or a recipe) and Nektar was no exception to that phenomenum. I am not particularly well documented on Nektar's discography as to comment most album but friends lend me a few of their better known album , but unfortunately I never caught on enough to call myself a fan. As James intent to say is that this album is quite different than their early stuff and have refined their sound to a very modern sound (dare I say almost neo-prog) with a very modern sounding singing not far away from the current wave groups but also Marillion's second singer Hogarth. While I can obviously agree that some bands are doing retro- sounding prog a bit pointlessly (not to say I don't enjoy some of them , though), Nektar seems to be doing modern-sounding prog a bit pointlessly also. This is just one advice though and do not take it for granted and give it a spin. While I never considered a two star rating a bad rating at all (for fans only is anything but disgraceful) I would like to give a third star but the long history of this band stops me to. 2,85 stars then.
Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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