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WORLD THROUGH MY EYES

RPWL

 

Neo-Prog

3.70 | 234 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars RPWL fourth album is using the same recipes as their previous ones. The band is still playing Floydian (the Gilmour days) as well as Porcupinean inspired music. Might be irritating for lots of proheads who can not tolerate so much "borrowings", but "RPWL" is playing nice and accessible music.

The Floydian ones are : "Sleep" (probably one of the best songs here), "Everything Was Not Enough" which is a mellow rock ballad and rather dull, "Three Lights" which starts on an acoustic, soft mood. It is only catchy during the second part when the keys are entering the scene and open a very good instrumental section with crying and fully Gilmour-esque guitar. Fantastic half song. This structure is very similar to several "Mostly Autumn" numbers.

The Porcupinean ones are : "Start The Fire" and "World Through My Eyes". But none of those could really convinced me. The later being monotonous and dull and toooooooo long. The best of these "PT" tracks is definitely "Wasted Land". My fave form this album. The short format is a bit of a relief. A great pop song with a very catchy chorus. Its beat is also breaking with the overall soft atmosphere of this album.

There will even be a mix of the genre with the closing number "Bound To Reach The End". I guess that the band does have a good dosis of humour because it is indeed hard to reach the end of this album. Most of this track is "PT" oriented but a short and excellent guitar break will be very close again to David's work.

The fact that Ray Wilson is the guest vocalist for "Roses" will remind the "Calling All Stations" album (from "Genesis" of course). Another good song.

This album is well over the seventy minutes mark which is too long in this case. They could have cut it by two songs to make it more appealing. But this is the tendancy for lots of bands these days. But producing ultra long albums does not always mean good albums thoughout their lenght.

This album is fully in-line with its predecessors. Although more on the mellowish side and with less variations.

Same rating : three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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