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SONG FOR AMERICA

Kansas

 

Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 628 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars Song for America is the first of Kansas albums that really impress me. Their first album was really good too, but this one is much better. I have to say that some of the songs on this album really bring me down though and I´ll explain why.

Song for America is basically divided between symphonic epic songs ( Song for America, Lamplight Symphony and Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman) and shorter more rock´n´roll songs (Down the Road, Lonely Street and The Devil Game). It´s the symphonic ones I like the best. Down the Road is a good song though. But both Lonely Street and especially The Devil Game with those cheesy lyrics are really bad songs. I mean they sing: " Satan leave me" ( lol), I just can´t take this seriously, it destroys the song for me.

Well with that aside I would like to praise Kansas for the three symphonic epics they created for this album as they are beautiful songs and well deserving the masterpiece stamp. I´ll have to take away one star though because of the really stupid and bad songs that also appear on this record. If you can live with these songs and the religious content don´t bother you it´s a masterpiece.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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