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IMAGINOS

Blue Öyster Cult

 

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3.71 | 98 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars Since several fellow reviewers described the genesis of this album quite well, this won't be a repetition but only a description of the music which sits here.

After the disastrous ''Club Ninja'', this album sounds as a jewel to my ears. It is indeed an excellent heavy- rock album (''Les Invisibles'') combined with vibrant musical passages of which ''The Siege And Investiture?'' is one of the best examples.

This album is very consistent from start to finish: no silly pop-rock as they have at times abused from; instead some catchy rock music (''Astronomy'') which was already available on their excellent ''Secret Treaties''.

The mighty ''Magna Of Illusion'' is also pretty impressive: vocals, choirs, heavy beat and crying guitar à l'unisson. Not a lullaby of course! Another remake is also available under the name ''Blue Öyster Cult''. This version of the hypnotic original is much longer (by 50%). It sounds less psychedelic but more spacey and mysterious. A nice version should I say. Fresher as well.

In all, this album is very pleasant (seven out of ten). I will upgrade it to four stars. This is a fine come back after all.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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