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Steven Wilson


Crossover Prog

3.38 | 67 ratings

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3 stars "The commercial album syndrome"

If anything Steven Wilson's, 2015, Transience, shows his amazing songwriting talents, stripped naked in this undercovered "Greatest (possible mainstream) Hits".

His die hard fans could not care less for such a consciously un-proggy attitude, the ratings, up to now, show that it was not really necessary to gather his songs in such a sterilizing manner, less focus on outsiders, who the same will never get it, even if he played alongside Beyonce.

The real bad news is that one realizes how cheesy things can get when there are no high voltage, creative, disrupting explosions of pure Prog Rock to counterpoint such an overly sweet compendium. In his defense, I will mention his Poppy BLACKFIELD endeavours, whose real target audiences, are quiet far from Progland.

If anything for collectors or people who want to own a single Steven Wilson album, "because he is kind of weird, but look!".

Anyway, no matter how sticky things can get, he is still a hell of a songwriter and performer.

Tops ***3 "Best Hits for people who already know those to the bone to start with", PA stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |


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