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Marathon

Santana
Review by sgtpepper

Marathon is on par with Inner Secrets: some good moments, mostly forgettable music that does not bear much quality or similarity to Santana."Lightning in the sky" has an interesting beat pattern but later it just enters the usual 4/4 territory. Bass work is also worth mentioning."Aqua marine" is a memorable although not a terrific instrumental. "You know that I live you" is a pop track not ... READ MORE

Club Ninja

Blue �yster Cult
Review by Warthur

The Blue Oyster Cult tendency to push their pop flirtations a little too far for the fans they won with their heavier work to stomach strikes yet again here. Club Ninja is to their 1980s output what Mirrors was to their 1970s output - an album where the distinctive Blue Oyster Cult weirdness which remains present on their better pop albums threatens to disappear.However, whereas Mirrors had... READ MORE

Rarities Vol. 1

Blue �yster Cult
Review by Warthur

Originating in the Columbia Albums boxed set and then re-emerging in various configurations since (including a two- volume set), this Blue Oyster Cult rarities collection seriously cooks. In some versions including the bonus tracks previously appended to recent remasters of that albums from the debut to Spectres, it also includes some obscure live cuts and demos which would likely have made... READ MORE

Rarities, Vol. 2

Blue �yster Cult
Review by Warthur

Originating in the Columbia Albums boxed set and then re-emerging in various configurations since (including a two- volume set), this Blue Oyster Cult rarities collection seriously cooks. In some versions including the bonus tracks previously appended to recent remasters of that albums from the debut to Spectres, it also includes some obscure live cuts and demos which would likely have made... READ MORE

The Columbia Albums Collection

Blue �yster Cult
Review by Warthur

This is basically your one-and-done Blue Oyster Cult collection, spanning their entire career with Columbia Records from their debut album to Imaginos. (Yes, in theory they have produced some material since then... but none of it is particularly significant compared to their 1970s and 1980s work.) You get the studio albums, you get the official live albums, you get a nice rarities collectio... READ MORE

Voyage Of The Acolyte

Steve Hackett
Review by VianaProghead

Review N� 322"Voyage Of The Acolyte" is the debut solo studio album of Steve Hackett and was released in 1975. "Voyage Of The Acolyte" is also the first solo album to be released by any member or ex-member of Genesis. "Voyage Of The Acolyte" was releasead before "The Geese And The Ghost" and "Peter Gabriel (1 ? "Car")" of Anthony Phillips and Peter Gabriel, respectively, both released in 19... READ MORE

Thoughts

Virus
Review by siLLy puPPy

Just like a mutating infectious agent that found its way into the general population, Germany's VIRUS completely morphed into a new band all within the same year of 1971 when it released its two albums. Just a few months after the release of "Revelation" on the BASF label, VIRUS basically imploded after various clashes of personality in the band and therefore Bernd Hohman (flute, vocals), R... READ MORE

Zebop

Santana
Review by sgtpepper

Santana's improvement and his best album since maybe 1977' Moonflower. Not only compositions are better but there are sound trips back to the beginning of the 70's, of course with more decent set-up and no reason to experiment. Some tracks are pure pop (well executed), the second half of the record gets quite good with Latin flavor, a couple of instrumentals and tasty guitar playing (such a... READ MORE

The ? Lie

Seven Steps To The Green Door
Review by alainPP

SEVEN STEPS TO THE GREEN DOOR is a group I met in 2008 with "Step in my world 2" surfing on a singular fusion related productions Mr Bungle it is true! The following "The Book" was more seduced me by incorporating a mixture of phrasing, trumpet, jazz, death metal, clarinet, rap staccato words in level, vocal harmonies to a tote better organized. At references or genres, one hand on very dis... READ MORE

Pr�sages (2018)

Nemo
Review by alainPP

NEMO is a group formed in the early 2000s, dissolved in 2015, leaving his songwriter JPL recognition or hope for a better readability. This is her second baby (2003) emerges in 2018, remixed, re-refined and with an original of more than 13 minutes. The atmosphere of the album is still in its pre-disaster texts, harbinger of a world that is inevitably harmful, tracing these setbacks and feat... READ MORE