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DEFACE THE MUSIC

Utopia

 

Eclectic Prog

2.88 | 36 ratings

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Psychedelia
5 stars I recently bought this album despite some of the reviews on this site and i must say i was verily impressed. It is a fantastic album driving through the Beatlesesque sounds. The early tracks recreating the start of their career are fast with such poppy brilliance as Rundgren does so well, Alone is a stand out track on the first half; it still has the pop drive of the first tracks but mixes this with an emotional core that fits perfectly The second half is undoubtably the better of the two, it begins with a complete change of pace with Hoi Poloi which makes use of strings and woodwind instruments reminiscent of Eleanor Rigby and such other Beatles classics; this amusing number moves on into what is in my opinion the best song on the album. Life Goes On is a true masterpiece, it uses i think synthesised or at least highly electronic sounds to create the backing and creates an ethereal yet delightfully poppy song that one cannot fail to be drawn to. The final three songs are similarly very good all giving something unique to the album. Always Late draws upon themes common among Beatles Songs like I'm So Tired etc taking a comical light to it. All Smiles is almost reminiscent of Michelle and similar tracks and is overbrimming with emotion while the ending track Everybody Else is Wrong is a fantastic multi-layered piece which makes great use of production and vocal effects. A perfect end to a damn good album; the only thing that could be detrimental to this masterwork is its short length but this for me is not so awful and you wouldn't want an album with so much pop sensibility and drive to be too long. A deserved five stars.
Psychedelia | 5/5 |

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