Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Album of the Day

New York Suite, by Magenta (2006): It says something about the CD age that this "EP" finds itself in the order amidst full-length albums from the LP era. As I understand it, Magenta had more than enough material for a one-disc concept album, Home, but not enough to stretch over two discs. So main man Robert Reed stripped out these tunes and repurposed then for a separate EP. I suppose maybe that's why they leave me unimpressed, as they're basically B-sides. Credit them, I guess, for not going all Flower Kings and adding even more filler to the main album to make it worth two discs. Not bad, but not good enough to make me seek out their other stuff.

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