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THE PRODIGAL SON

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.87 | 56 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Salt and nektar and rhythm and blues

This was Nektar's come-back after many years of absence from the music scene. It was impossible to know what expect given that Nektar has always been a band that chooses a new direction with every new release; no two Nektar albums sound alike. This tradition was continued here since they are not trying to mimic any of their older albums, while still holding on to what makes Nektar Nektar.

The Prodigal Son is the most bluesy of Nektar's albums, sometimes reminding me of Dire Straits' more progressive moments like Telegraph Road. Procol Harum also springs to mind on a couple occasions. The songs are vocally driven and not many instrumental workouts are allowed. While the album is pleasurable to listen to, it is not particularly memorable and it will hardly blow the typical Prog fan away. Nektar would make a much stronger follow up album in Evolution.

Good, but not essential by any means.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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