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#1 Presto-digitation

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

First new album since 2003 drops this coming Friday.  Pick it up...!

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:23 AM

No. Lead single was awful

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

Yes.  Mine has already shipped.  And it's a concept album to boot.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:29 AM

Haven't heard the single.  and i doubt i'll bother.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:34 AM

Ooooo nice!!

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:07 AM

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 June 2017 - 10:29 AM, said:

Haven't heard the single.  and i doubt i'll bother.

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It's stale Styx.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:17 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 14 June 2017 - 10:23 AM, said:

No. Lead single was awful

This.  

But hey, someone let me know if there are any good songs that Tommy Shaw sings; I could always buy a song or two for a buck on iTunes.  Any song that Gowan sings, I have zero interest in.

Edited by The K Man, 14 June 2017 - 11:17 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 14 June 2017 - 10:23 AM, said:

No. Lead single was awful

It wasn't great, but I have read reviews that suggest it's clearly the album's low point.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

They're touring and coming to my hometown in November. Just a hunch they'll be giving these CDs away at the door for free.

"oh they're playing some new tunes...hmm time for beer and a pee. Let me know when they get back to playing the hits."

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:37 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 14 June 2017 - 11:07 AM, said:

View Postbluefox4000, on 14 June 2017 - 10:29 AM, said:

Haven't heard the single.  and i doubt i'll bother.

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It's stale Styx.
More like Twygs?

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:38 AM

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They're touring and coming to my hometown in November. Just a hunch they'll be giving these CDs away at the door for free.

"oh they're playing some new tunes...hmm time for beer and a pee. Let me know when they get back to playing the hits."

Too true and sad IMO.  I have been utterly disgusted with Styx not doing a new record over the past 14 years.  I would rather they have released three or four exceedingly average albums with a few special gems each than do NOTHING but play the nostalgia circuit in that time frame.  But I realize that is the taste of the average attendee, it's just not mine.  

To me bands make music.  They write and they perform.  Amputated creativity is a band's saddest attribute and lowest point.  

Bring the suckage if need be, but bring something.

Edited by Presto-digitation, 14 June 2017 - 11:38 AM.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:49 PM

The other two singles are great. Radio Silence has the best kind of Man In The Wilderness vibes, and A Hundred Million Miles From Home is a couple of production points away from literally just being back in the mid seventies, like ELO meets the Eagles in the best way possible.

I might just buy this.

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:07 PM

View PostMusicHead, on 14 June 2017 - 10:24 AM, said:

Yes.  Mine has already shipped.  And it's a concept album to boot.

I was not aware of a new concept album by STYX!!  Can't wait to see them on June 23!!

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:04 PM

Tomorrow...

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:22 PM

No Japanese pressing so far.  :(

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:21 PM

Lots to ingest here. Hard to believe the band released a 70s style prog concept album fully recorded on analog tape...in 2017. Think classic Styx mixed with flourishes of Floyd, Kansas, ELO, and even some nods to Queen throughout...with a Bowie-esque theme. A record meant to be listened to in a single sitting with headphones. Many of the tracks work as transition pieces between songs, so sequentially versus picking and choosing cuts is the way to go.. Given the album's 42 minute running time it's a very digestible easy listen.

Whatever you ultimately think, it bears multiple listens. It was surely much denser and involved and layered and ambitious than I EVER expected from the band at this point; a band creatively dormant the past 14 years.

The spacey theme might seem silly and surely a bit pretentious (and maybe dated, even despite our current mission to Mars), but beyond the theme there is a ton to enjoy here musically. And honestly, the theme itself really grounds it in the 70s as well, truth be told. It actually serves the project's retro feel.

Had these been DeYoung's vocals in the place of Gowan's, you would swear this is a 1979 or 1980 follow up to Pieces Of Eight. That alone is worth about three listens.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:28 PM

I'd be all over this if not for Gowan.  I simply do not like his voice at all, and I am not going to make myself try to tolerate his voice.  Oh well.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:39 AM

View PostThe K Man, on 16 June 2017 - 11:28 PM, said:

I'd be all over this if not for Gowan.  I simply do not like his voice at all, and I am not going to make myself try to tolerate his voice.  Oh well.

He is the weakest link, but I will still buy it.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

I've only listened through once,  but I really like it already. it reminds me of grand illusion and equinox .

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:04 AM

What the hell is Gowan doing in Styx?




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