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1 stars I guess after releasing one archival album called Archiva 1, they had more material from the bottom of the barrel to release an Archiva 2 (or did they release both simultaneously?). I didn't consider the quality of the first one to be worth anyone's time (even mine, which was nicely wasted on it), and this one is actually considerably worse.

"Why did I buy this?" is the thought that crosses my mind while I write this short review. I don't know. It's sort of like the feeling one gets when they buy a salad and there are hot dogs in it.

There's even a terrible cover of ELO's Showdown that sounds as if the Brady Bunch had recorded it. You'd think that if Jeff Lynne had ever heard it, he'd take them to court for ruining his song.

Oh well, pop rock/AOR is what you get on this, and this is the bad stuff that never made it onto their string of 2-star early 1990s albums. Yikes!

progaeopteryx | 1/5 |


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