Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Album of the Day

Subterranea, by IQ (1997): On the heels of the successful Ever, which marked the return of original front man Peter Nichols, IQ embarked on their most ambitious project, a 2-disc concept album. Hailed by many as the new generation's The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, I think it suffered from over hype when it was released. Over the years, it's settled down, I think, into a solid, if not particularly spectacular, CD. The story, to be fair, is kind of neat (a person raised by some shadowy figured and turned loose on the world turns on his master) and there's plenty of interesting musical stuff here and there. It just lacks a consistent "zing," I guess.

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