Thursday, April 09, 2009

Album of the Day

Aqua, by Asia (1992): Asia never exactly lived up to its potential, given the pedigree of its original (and, apparently, current) members. But, as I've said before, the band at least started out with a decent AOR album. Things went downhill pretty quick, though, and by the time they got to Aqua, I don't know why they bothered. Of the original members, only Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer really contributed (Steve Howe is there, but not doing much). The new guys, bassist/vocalist John Payne and guitarist Al Pitrelli, just aren't up to the task. "Cheese" is the word I'm looking for. Even for the cutout bin price I paid for this disc, I feel cheated.

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