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3.23 | 143 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars Not really convincing. that's the impression this album gave me after repeated listenings I started to look for Fruupp albums after reading about them here on PA. And I could find a band that has excellent musicians, no doubt about that. Vocal is only fair, but that's not really the problem. The songwriting is very derivative. While their songs are nice and mildly interesting, they don't really grab my atention all the time. In other words, the band does not hold its own personality. They were not capable of outgrowing their influences and have a sound of their own. Neither were they capable of wirting anything really memorable.

I guess I like this album more than their last, Modern Masquerades, but still I was not convinced. Fortunalty I din't have to buy them, I just borrwoed them from a friend. Fruupp is, in my opinion only, one of those groups that play well, has good musicians (Stephen Houston is a great keyboards player) and have the right influences, but lacks both the chops on songwriting and on originalty to make all this display of musical virtuosity into something that is more than the sum of its parts.

Rating: 2,5 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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