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3.89 | 2357 ratings

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3 stars You know, sometimes it's not right to compare things, especially apples and oranges like Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans. However, the apple in this situation definitely lets you know what kind of potential it has. The stunning consistency and the sheer melodic power that Close to the Edge is not matched with Tales from Topographic Oceans. The concept of the album is indeed nearly unapproachable, 4 20-minute songs that carry a largely uninteresting concept and a giant smoldering aura of being overindulgent. Taking such a giant step within an album's can spark someone's interest for sure, or it definitely couldn't to a certain listener. That's why you'll find the opinions on this album to be a mixed bag. Yes can't help themselves but to create very beautiful moments within a piece, and they sure have a lot of room here, but is the album something that can truly reach you on a whole and keep you enthralled? It isn't.
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