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STEREOTOMY

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

2.77 | 223 ratings

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snobb
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2 stars In eighties Alan Parsons Project became more nostalgia, than active interesting band. This album, even if far not his worst one, just confirms that.

Main problem of many APP releases - they are full of straight forward pop-rock, often melodic, but too uninspired and simplistic to be attractive. Stereotomy isn't exception. All the album's songs are quite similar, of the same rhythm and same simple rhythm and structure. Happily there are few different vocalists, then at least songs are slightly different in vocals.

Variations in music fluctuates from primitive AOR tracks to The Police-like song to open soft-pop rock. Doesn't sound very attractive? OK, Guys know their work in studio, so all this material is packed in one without big mistakes, but in a bit old-fashion way.

And , looking from time distance, as many other APP albums this one is aged badly. Simplistic straight-forward old-fashioned soft rock with few prog accessories? Hmm, can't find better tag for this album. But - still nostalgic, with some naive smell from eighties...

My rating is 2+.

snobb | 2/5 |

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