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5 stars Experiments in Mass Appeal is fantastic. I just wanted to get that out there.

Dear Dead Days is amazing and illustrates how a keyboard is supposed to sound. The tone of the synth patch along with the virtuosity of Jem's playing is one of the highlights of the album. Saline, followed by Dear Dead Days which is in turn segued into 'Falling Down represents the highlight suite of the album if you will. Fantastic set of songs.

Toys is fantastic as well. Good song, great riff, great rocking track.

Honestly, I don't quite understand 'Wonderland' it's not really an epic, just two songs put together, I guess to fit in with the prog scene, you need to have at least one song in excess of ten minutes or something, as I said, I don't understand the rationale behind combining both songs into one. With that being said, the first Wonderland is pretty good, the second is great. Wonderland two is a nice laid back ending to the album, lots of nice soundscapes and a really good mix in my opinion.

You and I is a minute long pretty interlude piece. Nothing remarkable.

The first two songs are enigmas. Both have a lot of contrasting loud and quiet sections, either the quiet sections are too quiet or the loud sections are too loud but still, the extreme volume difference between the sections does detract from the pair.

I waffled on whether to give this a four or a five star rating to this album. I finally settled on five for two reasons. Given a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 9, no, it's not a perfect album, but close. Since we're on a five star rating, I'll round up. The second reason is that I gave Milliiontown a five star rating as well and relatively speaking this one is better than Milliontown.


Roland113 | 5/5 |


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