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Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.93 | 150 ratings

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2 stars I do feel like I've wandered into the wrong room here, like who died and made me a progressive rock reviewer? Amidst all the 4 and 5 star ratings for this 1970s "classic", I cannot even stretch to give it a 3. Whatever genius others may cull from their listening efforts, I desire from my music something that does not wander the way my thoughts sometimes do, that reins me in and focuses me, and which has some sense of development, even progression, if you will, between and within pieces. I cannot find any of these qualities here. We rush from repetitively irritating guitar figures to almost inaudible vocal segments to the occasional lush keyboard section, but seemingly without any glue to keep them from falling apart, so they do.

The best I can say is that, in typical Italian 1970s fashion, the album is mercifully brief and only contains two extended meandering tracks. The shorter songs are infinitely better but still seem incomplete, needing to serve as a prelude or bridge to something more, and so they are done a disservice as well. For RPI apologists or snobby musicians only. A weak 2 star effort.

kenethlevine | 2/5 |


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