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OCTAVE

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

2.72 | 145 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars A six years break should have been sufficient for the Moodies to resource and propose a good album. I rather liked "Seventh Sojourn", even if no monster songs was featured.

But this album does not even feature two good songs.

Mellowish and uninspired music is what you get here. Of course, I have never been over-enthusiastic about the band, but still they were able to deliver some great songs even if their albums as a whole could hardly been considered as masterpieces.

This is one of their poorest effort so far. The best song ? I can't tell. But the worse is probably "Top Rank Suite". An attempt to a rocking song from a band who has never been able to write a great rock one. And I can tell you that it is not with "Octave" that they coped with this style. Awful. I guess that you know the key to press. Next of course.

And if ever you wouldn't like to suffer like hell, I highly recommend you to do the same with "I'm Your man" : a syrupy and real bad type of Motown song. Press nextT again.

If ever you are missing some very poor ELO songs, I strongly recommend you to listen to "Survival". Very hard to bear. But this is only MHHO.

Unfortunately, this album is a long suite of boring songs. No passion, no vibrant music. Supermarket stuff, at best. Another "great" example is "One Step into the Light". Such a dull song, my friends. Of course, prog music is totally absent from this work.

One star? Yes, probably no more. A useless come back, by all means.

I'm a melancholy man.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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