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Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

4.19 | 1733 ratings

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3 stars I wanted to wait a while to review this Steven Wilson Album, I have now listened 3 times, the last time with headphones, I like the music quite a bit, But as I'm not a huge Steven Wilson fan, or Porcupine Tree for that matter, I didn't Particularly like their last album, though Fear of a Blank Planet was stellar.

The Jazz Vibe of the album described makes very little sense to me, exactly what Jazz are they describing, I hear nothing that makes me think "Jazz", maybe they are thinking fusion jazz, or something like Guitarist Bill Frisell conjours up, I get a vibe of Brian Eno's Mid 70's albums out of Grace for Drowning, I don't hear any Miles Davis circa 1959 or Duke Ellington 1942, Nothing remotely resembling what I consider Jazz, But classification really shouldn't matter, it is a Progressive rock album pure and simple.

After the third listen I am left thinking I am not digging this music all that much, I am wondering what the fuss is all about, I am also getting bored with the faceless vocals, I am sorry, but I think many of today's vocalists sound the same, they all have this low key pre-pubescent generic alternative rock style, "boring", and jut not exciting to me, I will take a blues shouter like Chris Farlowe any day over this style, The good thing is, Grace is mainly an instrumental album, the vocals always seem like they lack emotion, at the very least power, no balls at all. Ultimately I can give this music any better than 3 stars, It's not bad, but not classic, the atmospheres are interesting, but not after repeated lestens, bottom line, I am not a big fan.

darkprinceofjazz | 3/5 |


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