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Headspace - All That You Fear Is Gone CD (album) cover




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3.80 | 153 ratings

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3 stars Are you old enough to recognize the spirit of early YES? Then you might recognize the efforts of Headspace not to be found there... without success. Metal Djenty YES? It may not be a bad idea. Not original, but worth to try. Their former I Am Anonimous was a hodgepodge of sounds trying to appear as a complex and original composition that could not pass from a chaotic medley written and played by some wanabees for their own delight, though they took some by surprise. The noise in the media seems to have persuaded the band and surroundings that, maybe, they did have something to mean in music. Whatever happened in these years, they go formal and respectful to musical creation in this album. Still, it is a bit embarrassing to see how many rated this acceptable album higher than all-time masterpieces as Fragile, or Relayer. One by one, each of the band members' musical talent is eons away from their beloved parents. Wilson's singing is just tolerable here, trying at his most, blatantly emulating Anderson. The drums are naif and excessively loudly for the little they have. Guitars are doing an excellent work, but will never get close to Howe, same for the bass and little Wakeman in their respective parts of Squire and dad. Anyway, this time I won't let myself go down by the overrating fever and I will recognize that the boys are growing. I would even say they may get high... in the next, if they manage to write good songs without dressing in YES clothes. They can; songwriting is the best of the album along with the guitar work and some arrangements at the keys. Some tracks are much better than others. Polluted Alcohol is a nice tribute to Zepellin's. The Science Within is a 13 min long epic, the less Yessistic and the less inspired, with senseless jumble lyrics, it bores after a few rounds (as many of the tracks here, there it lies the problem; that will never happen with Fragile, even if it gets stuck forever in the player; that's the difference with the originals and where the real genius shows up!). I liked the high spirit of The Day You Return. The opener and closing tracks Road to Supremacy and Secular Soul are probably the best. 3.5.
poito | 3/5 |


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