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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

2.72 | 145 ratings

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2 stars As for my case, I am not really a big fan of The Moody Blues as I always considered this band as a pop-rock band with some prog elements in their music. I was then told that this band as one of pioneers in progressive rock and I looked at the album Days Future Passed where there was many orchestration done throughout the music. I don't think that the album was truly progressive beside the fact that yes the used orchestra. The rest I only recognized the band with its Nights in White Satin which was very famous that time.

This Octave album has already been in my collection in the form of cassette and I never paid attention to this as I had a perception that this was another pop-rock band. As recently I played my cassette collection, finally I got a chance to listen to this again. Overall, this albm proves to me that The Moody Blues is still a pop-rock band with quite good lyrics. The songs are not quite attractive to me and just flat emotion with respect to melody and/or composition overall. However, I am sure there are people who love music like this. So, I finally conclude that this is only good for those collectors who enjoy this straight forward pop rock music. Keep on proggin' ...!!!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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