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REMEMBER THE FUTURE

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 473 ratings

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Dark Nazgul
2 stars Remember the Future. Or forget it?

I'm quite agree with the negative reviews. In my view we are faced with an incredibly overrated album, a step back compared to the previous "A Tab In The Ocean" (that is much closer to the canons of progressive rock), but also compared to "Journey To The Centre Of The Eye" which had some bad moments, but at least revealed the desire to experiment and a brilliant innovative spirit.

The suite that make up the album, divided into two parts, is simply the union of pop songs. These songs are different to each other, but also they almost always have one thing in common: they are too catchy! The music is incredibly commercial and is influenced by american rock, funky, even at times by disco music. The decision to turn on more accessible sound was rewarded by an excellent response in sales, especially in the U.S.

Only at certain times (for example at the end of Part One) you can recognize some real progressive elements. The instrumental part that connects "Images Of The Past" to "Wheel Of Time" is, I think, the best moment of Part One. In Part Two, the slow middle section has a relaxing pace and a gently guitar style, that reminds me a little bit Camel and Pink Floyd sound.

At the end is an enjoyable album, but it's funky-pop, so it is good if you are looking for easy- listening stuff (in that case rating coulb be three or even four stars). For real prog lovers, I suggest to choose "A Tab In The Ocean".

Rating: 4/10.

Dark Nazgul | 2/5 |

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