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modest ubermensch
5 stars This is going to be my first review here in progarchives, so I have chosen to talk a bit about this album, which seems to be one of the most debated works in all progressive rock history.

When I started in the vast world of prog, at first I guided myself only with the best rated works on this site, so you can bet I didn't care a lot about this 3,87 album, but I eventually decided to give it a try.

Well, this was one of my best music experiences ever. I won't review all four songs, because I think this album should be listened as one lenghty, complex, and, mainly, emotional song rather than a group of pieces with a small relationship between them.

This song, for me, doesn't "speak" to me in a prog sense (weird chords, constant changes in structure and tempo) but in a music one. IMHO, this is a gorgeous piece of art, Steve's punching guitar, Rick's surrounding keyboards and Jon's voice best than ever make it an inspired album, that cannot be bad.

I really like to listen to it in a silent ambient, preferably at night, so that I can enjoy its inner beauty more deeply.

modest ubermensch | 5/5 |


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