Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Album of the Day

Point of Know Return, by Kansas (1977): Yeah, yeah, I know - it's the one with "Carry On My Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind," two of the most overplayed FM radio staples of all time. But it's also got "The Spider," a killer instrumental, "Paradox (He Knew)," perhaps prog's only ode to Einstein, and "Closet Chronicles," one of my favorite tunes of all time. Even the deep album material in the depths of what was side 2 are pretty good. Plus, "Carry On . . ." is making a comeback in Guitar Hero, from what I understand. It must have something going for it, right?

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