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2 stars Styx with this album from 1979 named Cornerstone show an obvious decline , in musical arrangements, the band here sounds more mainstream then before, with radio hits. Another gold album in sales terms, with Babe as a major hit for them, I never understand why this piece is considered one of their best, still played on concerts today, is a simple tune under 4 min, a ballad with not much to show, but in the end they realy done it again, being the first Styx hit who enters in british charts. Theys till manage to keep fans together while this Cornerstone is clear a let down from previous albums. The progressive elements, even were not many in past labums, on this release are almost zero if not zero. Friendly AOR, ok plesent performed, but to easy listne, almost every tracxk is under 5 min, showig that they wanted more and more to capture the masses in any way. To me this album is weaker even then the next one Paradise theatre. 2-2.5 for Lights or last two pieces, the rest are almost forgettable in any way, I think the weakest Styx album in their early career.
b_olariu | 2/5 |


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