The Flower Kings The Sum of No Evil

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Artist The Flower Kings
Year 2007
Release Date
25. Sep 2007
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 1:14:55
Added by Windhawk 14 years ago
Importance Major release
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8.4 x17
Symphonic Retro Prog Rock
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16 users rate this album 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 11 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Comment by J-Man 12 years ago
9.5
Symphonic Prog Rock
Quite possibly my favorite Flower Kings album! Every song is great, and this is one of my favorite albums ever!
Comment by Mike 14 years ago
7.6
Symphonic Retro Prog Rock
A solid album, but it's really just "more of the same". It's not progressive in the literal sense ... and I can't find any highlights.
Review by zitro 14 years ago <Permalink>
9.3
Another stroke of genius. Vastly different from their darker and highly melodic Paradox Hotel and a nod to the jazz of Space Revolver, the happiness of Stardust we are, and the positive melody-writing of Adam and Eve. This album completely kicks out their tendencies to make an album-flow with short songs, intermissions and interludes. Instead, this is just a a set of long songs that stand on their own. Also, most of the acoustic delicacy and mainstream qualities and completely gone, which is both a positive and negative thing: it depends on your musical tastes. If you tend to enjoy more the easier-digested neo-prog and classic rock (not necessarily prog), this might be bad news. This album is very bombastic and has a big big sound and really does give you any breaks to catch your breath. It's constantly bombarding you with intense music, whether happy or dark. Oh yea, this album is most of the time extremely positive, so if you're into the depressing tone of Pink Floyd, and Porcupine tree, the sugary flower-power, peace-love for all tone in most of the disc might turn you off. Also, another warning is the inaccessible notion of "The Sum of No Evil"; it is very complex and sometimes choppy, which actually made me conclude that this was by far their worst effort in the first three listens. This album contains some of the best moments of the Flower Kings which unfortunately may not always gel together or are consistently on the same lever to create a masterpiece like Space Revolver, and suffer from some bad lyrics.
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