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Pure Reason Revolution


Crossover Prog

3.75 | 273 ratings

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2 stars Indie Neo-Psych

First things first, this is borderline progressive. Think of it as a more commercial sounding Porcupine Tree, especially given the heavy production nature of the record. If it wasn't for the many spacey moments, it might just be a pop record. That being said, it's still not half-bad. PRR has managed to take the spirit of the Indie scene and apply progressive tendencies to their music to create a very youthful record.

I don't imagine myself enjoying this years from now, simply because of the youth quality this record has. Especially at say, age 40 or so, not because the record is bad, but because it has many naive qualities, many youthful qualities that to a degree I can associate with now, but even so I have trouble placing myself in a category with others. I put this music and this band in the same category I put dredg, it's nice and all, but it's really not for me.

Younger members who are new to prog may find this record very enjoyable. It has many qualities of today's music and mixes in enough elements to keep things interesting, including the multiple vocal lines. However, on the whole, I can't help but see it as a second-rate Porcupine Tree.

OpethGuitarist | 2/5 |


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