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Spock's Beard


Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 666 ratings

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5 stars Ok, this is going to seem quite biased because these guys are like my favourite band on the planet, but I will tell you why I believe them to be so magical.

This band just are the best band on the world, and act very therapeautically to me.

Any time I'm in a bad mood or annoyed, I'll just put on a Spock's Beard song (the longer the better in my opinion), and for some reason, their accupuncture instrumental stabs jab in to my psyche and just make me better.

This is also one of the bands that if I'm ever walking listening to one of their songs, I'll play it again, because it was so good (very rarely do I do that).

This being their first is really an achievement, because I believe it to be the greatest debut album ever made and maybe one of the best albums ever made.

This album is quite different to their others, in that it is quite raw and has a very raw and quite hard sound, making it even more enjoyable.

These guys alot of criticism because they have a very proggy sound, alot like Genesis, but I disagree, they have one of the uniquest sounds I have ever heard.

I also love the cover artwork. It just looks really weird.

I have also decided to give each song a score, because my brother does the same in his reviews, and it works really well (FarBeyondProg is his user name, check em out, God I'm such a pimp).

1. The Light - One of the greatest prog rock songs ever made. The piano intro is one of my favoruite things to play on the...em...piano. Amazing instrumental work with a wide range of influences (the flameco on Senior Valseco, the pure popiness of the vocal harmonies). I also can sing this song word for word. Oh yea, the catfish parts are very mental, but soooo good. 10/10

2. Go The Way You Go - Love the intro. The instrumental work in this song really is phenomanal. Amazing vocals present from the whole band. This song is quite underlooked in my opinion. 10/10

3. The Water - The epic. Yes this song is very epic. The amazing organ riffs that would have Keith Emerson eating his...em...keyboard. Yes, phenomenal song. The FU section is amazing and suprisingly angry. The first time I heard this song was when I was hoovering, and I was shocked but amazed. This song drags on a wee bit, but meh, it is classic. 9/10

4. On The Edge - An amazing nice and catchy way to end the album. Amazing chorus and just overall a great way to end the album. 9/10

CONCLUSION: If you don't have this album, then I have only one question...Why? You are missing out on one of the greatest albums ever made, buy it now, and then buy a second one, you know, because you should.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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