The reason I have the previous band rating is so you know the personal bias I have going into listening the new album. Lets face it, that is a big part of what goes into your like or dislike of an album. So seeing as I was going into this album thinking that this is a band I would travel to see live I was expecting a lot from this album.

Luckily Robin Armstrong came through with another wonderful album. He has really come through with 4 albums in a row that are poignant and melodic and filed with high points. Something about the vocals paired with a haunting piano that I really like.

I particularly think this album is a great addition to their cannon and if you have never heard of them I think they best compare to Gazpacho.

Album Highlights: Tethered and Bound, The Motorway, Cut the Corn, Hay-Man

PREVIOUS BAND RATING:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)
ACCESSIBILITY:5 Stars (5 / 5)
HEAVINESS:2 Stars (2 / 5)
MELODIC:5 Stars (5 / 5)
ARTWORK & PACKAGING:4 Stars (4 / 5)
DRAMA:5 Stars (5 / 5)
OVERALL RATING:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

 

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Key:
These ratings are just attributes and may not have correlation to the most important: OVERALL RATING

PREVIOUS BAND RATING
0: Never heard of them or debut album.
1: Someone recommended. I give them another shot.
2: Some good moments in the past but never put together an album I really liked.
3: Some 4 or 5 star songs but albums can be hit or miss for me.
4: I like 80% of their songs and probably went to see them live.
5: I would, and probably have gone on a plane to see them live.

ACCESSIBILITY EXAMPLES
1: Weather Report
2: Zappa
3: Genesis – Selling England by the Pound,
4: Marillion – F.E.A.R
5: Kino – Picture

HEAVINESS EXAMPLES
1: IQ – Seventh House
2: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
5: Opeth – Black Water Park

MELODIC EXAMPLES:
1: Opeth – Black Water Park
2: Vanden Plas – Chirst 0, Dream Theater – Scenes From a Memory
3: Porcupine Tree – In Abstentia, Shadow Gallery – Tyranny
4: Discipline – Unfold Like a Staircase
5: IQ – Seventh House

OVERALL RATING:
1: Will Never listen to again and deleted under no circumstances should you buy this
2: Not my thing maybe one redeeming song.
3: I like parts of this and I would check them out if they were near me.
4: I would get in the car and road trip to see this album live
5: I would get on a plane to see this performed live

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https://www.last.fm/user/mon40/library/artists

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