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ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY ?

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

2.78 | 319 ratings

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Zoltanxvamos
5 stars Well here we are, the first review I ever did, and this is going to be my first review back. 'Are You Sitting Comfortably?', despite what most say about this album, is not a dud. This album has incredible soundscapes and staggering chord progressions. So, now I will give each individual song a review.

War Heroes | Ok, for an opener, it's not bad. It has a bit of a bland chord progression, and the song in general is quite repetitive. Is this song bad? No. Is this song great? No. But it is good, and it has it's times where it's a fun song to listen to.

Drive On | Better than the opener by a landslide, this has a hook and it works with the rest album. This has a grabbing chord progression and a good atmosphere.

Nostalgia | The Steve Hackett Rip-off on the album and frankly, this is some of the most prog on the album and it's just well written. The chord progression and atmosphere on this is absolutely staggering.

Falling Apart At The Seams | A longer bit of a longer piece but man this good. This is Neo-Prog at its finest, its Prog at its finest! The chords, structure, atmosphere and just everything is great. This is a top 10 IQ song.

Sold On You | I guess the only real attempt at a pop song, but if this is suppose to be a pop song, its failing miserably. This is a great Soft Rock/Prog song with a catchy hook and gripping lyrics. Sure this is an attempt at a hit but it's still great. Give it a chance and I'm sure it will grow on you.

Through My Fingers | An interesting and slower piece, it's got it's good moments but overall this song is nothing entirely special. It's got a good chord progression but its not overly atmospheric and it's not a very needed song. Still good though, still very good.

Wurensh | The big song on the album, this is a gold song by the band. Songwriting was a huge priority on this song and they nailed it, it's got a growing intro and it's got really great lyrics. The atmosphere on this piece is as good as it gets for this album.

Nothing At All | The closing piece, emotion to the max and just a purely well written. This is really just the perfect end to this beautiful album.

So what have we learned? Is this a pop album like people say it is, not in the slightest. Is this prog? Absolutely. This is a very poorly rated album and I'll never know why. I hope people listen to this and give it a second chance. This really is a staggering album by the band.

Zoltanxvamos | 5/5 |

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