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BOYS FOR PELE

Tori Amos

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 63 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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2 stars When I found that TORI AMOS had been added to a full Prog genre was of incredulity and lets be honest, a bit of disappointment. Even when I expected she could be added to Prog Related, never thought she could be in the database of Crossover, but well, she is here to stay and nothing can be done except review her albums, and what better place to start than "Boys of Pele", proclaimed as her most Progressive album.

So took the album from the box of records I bought by mistake or because somebody recommended them and my opinion hasn't changed. She has an excellent voice that make me remember a bit of KATE BUSH with a hint of CHRISTINA MURPHY BOOTH from MAGENTA, but with less sonority and strength than both excellent singers.

So after the tedious experience of listening the whole album (That seems endless) I must confess that still I find it full of predictable ballads with little interest for me, maybe except "Professional Widow" where at least she shows some energy and originality.

But that's not enough, even when she's an excellent keyboardist, I find her compositions extremely simple and boring, and despite being a fan of Orchestral arrangements, I find the ones made for this album absolutely unimaginative and powerless.

I felt that after listening a couple of tracks I had listened all the album, to the point that by "Hey Jupiter" I was already yawning and feeling urge to go to sleep even when it was around 6 PM.

Maybe I'm used to more elaborate music or live in the past, but I have no option than to rate "Boys of Pele" with 2 stars, because in my opinion she shows nothing different to what I heard in the radio several hundred of times.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 2/5 |

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