This album is probably one of the best concept pieces I have ever encounted - the themes are subtle and brilliant, and you have to pay full attention to take them all in. It takes a number of listens to really grasp what is going on, and even with every repeated listen, something new will come to your attention. As a result, you need to give this CD a reasonable amount of time to sink in before you can appreciate it's brilliance - don't expect wonder's first time around, give it a chance.
Put aside the themes, the music is also amazing. Many people have described it as sounding "dated" or "too 80's". sure, overall it has an 80's feel, but if you look at it track by… Read more