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Crossover Prog

4.05 | 989 ratings

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4 stars I bought this CD because my prog mate down here advised me that this album is prog. Yes it is. At first listen I could confirm that it's a prog music. But it was not my cup of tea so I put it on my CD rack until two years ago when I watched a music DVD titled "Paris Concert for Amnesty International" where the band performed two songs "Paranoid Android" and "karma Police". Oh man . the performance was awesome - I have to admit from the bottom of my heart! I am amazed with the guitar playing performed by Greenwood - it's really great! The distortion is cool! The way Yorke sings is also cool - relaxing. In fact, with this DVD I kept rewinding the segments with these two songs plus the performance of Peter Gabriel and Youssou n Dour. Right after watching the DVD I started to replay my CD of OK Computer and I really enjoy the music. For me, this album is something new that I experience with respect to my journey with prog music as well as classic rock. I have never heard this kind of sound before. It's a new experience for me and I hope the band continues with the kind of music they deliver in this album.

"Airbag" is an excellent album opener. "Paranoid Android" is the best cut of this album. From the opening intro until finish it offers a beautiful music with excellent flow from one segment to another combined with some abrupt changes. The sound effects and distortion produced from guitar is really good. The song has a very strong melody. "Subterranean Homesick Alien" is a mellow track performed in psychedelic style with excellent soundscape. "Exit Music" (For a Film) (4:24) a nice mellow track in a dark mood. The music starts really simple with acoustic guitar and vocals and it moves slowly with great sounds and inclusion of keyboard and drums. The vocal moves steadily into high register notes. The melody of this song is excellent. Another interesting track to enjoy is : "Karma Police". It's like a ballad song with great acoustic guitar work and vocal-drone style. "Electionnering" is a rocker with straight forward structure. Other remaining tracks are also good even though most of the time I play the CD I listened to Paranoid Android and Karma Police.

Overall, it's a recommended album. Those who love Pink Floyd sounds or Porcupine Tree may enjoy this album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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