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KANSAS

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

3.98 | 532 ratings

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UMUR
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3 stars I guess Iīm not a real fan of Kansas, as I only like about half of their songs, and I really detest their christian lyrics as I find them to be imature and cheesy, Iīll try not to focus too much on the lyrics of the songs when I listen to Kansas, as they really are horrible. The songs I do like, are fantastic though and defining for this genre, and Iīll give praise to that.

This their first album is a milestone in American prog rock, here we find the beautiful songs: Can I tell you, Belexes and Journey from Mariabronn. Apercu is also a good song while I find the unbearably childish lyrics for Death of Mother Nature suite to be devastating for a song that could have been a classic.

On the bad side their are two rather ( short) boring tracks: Bringing it back and The Pilgrimage ( Bringing it back with itīs rockīnīroll sound and that fierce violin from Robbie Steinhardt the best of the two though ) and of course the horrible lowpoint of the album: Lonely Wind, I am disgusted by the fact that they really put this song on this album, what a waste.

This is as you can understand a very hard album for me to review as I really like some of the songs and would give them 5 stars without hesitation but on the other hand I canīt do that as there are too many factors that says this is a pretty average album even though it has excellent songs.

The trademark Kansas sound was born with this album, but looking at it in retrospect this is not their best.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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