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This review is from: Frequency [CD+DVD] (Audio CD)
And I thought that IQ couldn't top Dark Matter. Well, I thought that about Subterranea when that came out! But how wrong I was... again.
Frequency is a delight from start to finish. Clever, taut, multi-layered and with intelligent lyrics. Pete Nicholls sings better than ever from start to finish. His voice rivals Jon Anderson on the high notes and there's a pure, fresh clarity justleaping from your speakers every time his strings together his melodies.
The title and first song - FREQUENCY is typical IQ fodder, but more mature;
LIFE SUPPORT is the sort of song you want to play again immediately after listening to it the first time (wispy piano and vocals hold this one together and could have easily been on the Subterranea album).
STRONGER THAN FRICTION is my personal favourite. All five of them have a good thrash at this one and come out smiling! Again, trademark IQ from start to finish... (shades of 7th House and EVER).
ONE FATAL MISTAKE is another ballad with Pete doing it all so beautifully delicately.
Not sure what a RYKER SKY is but the song is catchy and dreamlike.
My only slight worry is what the 'hoodies' with the radios are up to on the album cover. All looks a bit weird and disturbing.....
But yes... marvelous album....
AND.... if you get the additional live bit (the DVD) then another treat in store... Harvest of Souls, Guiding Light and Subterranea are sublime!!!
And after buying Pendragon's Pure and Maximo Concerto recently, it's been a pretty good year so far for neo-prog!!
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Initial post: 13 Jul 2009 12:23:01 BDT
R. W. says:
Glad you like it, and that you changed your mind re Pure. You should maybe consider upping your start rating on it as it's dragging down the average. Kind Regards.
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