By nuggetts dad
this new cd the mission proves that styx should be in the rock n roll hall of fame. enough said
Solid release...First Good Release in over a Decade !!!
By Chef J 85
Funny how Tommy Shaw stated years ago that Styx cannot do concept albums and he we are once again and Styx has done one. Now Styx without Dennis DeYoung will never be the same that much is for sure but is nice to see the group being able to write a quality record in an age that no one buys full albums anymore which is a shame. Styx creates a solid release here with an entire album that flows and works well together and is deserving of a rock album of the year honors. Pick this up , it is remind long time fans of the bands heyday and this is as close as new fans of the group will ever get to the glory days of Styx. I am not a heavy fan of sci-fi influenced records and only about two or three tracks on the record are nothing special to me which is a good review of an entire album to only have two or three filler tracks. At the end of the day this album is a buy PERIOD !!!!
Styx Is Not Styx Without Dennis DeYoung
Bought this Styx concept album after reading all the promising reviews. After listening to the entire cd I was disappointed somewhat. The first few tracks are decent and a few others that Tommy Shaw sings but this will not ever compare to the Dennis DeYoung period from 1972 thru 1980. Granted three original members (Tommy Shaw, James Young and Chuck Panozzo) are still in the band but they sorely need DeYoung as he really was the driving force in the band.
I waited for that?
I'm sorry to say, but this is just aweful. I waited and waited for this album to come out, and when i finally got it, i couldn't listen to it fast enough. Then, as i listened, i couldn't wait for it to be over. What happened? I forced myself to listen a second time, but could not make it through one song. just kept skipping to the next. Lawrence cannot write! Just stick with playing Dennis' stuff. No one knew who you were before for a reason. What a huge disappointment.
One of their best albums ever!!! Such a distinct sound. Most bands are hit or miss with the levels and direction of the vocal patterns in their songs. Styx has never really had that problem. Such a great album. You’d be a fool not to have this record.
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By Sebastian (Your Student)
Classic Styx with a new edge. Some of the songs could easily be on Great Styx albums like Crystal Ball or Grand Illusion. Bravo to the band for giving die hard Styx fans like me a great new album that will bring in new fans too! I am proud to say both my teenage kids are huge Styx fans like their Mom & Dad. We never miss a concert when they are in So Cal! This is a must buy album for Styx & classic rock fans.
45 years of excellence !!
It saddens me when people cannot find the accomplishment in a band of 45 years jumps back into the studio to record in an era when music and artists have changed so dramatically. This isn't a money grab, this is trying to reconnect with their legions of fans and give something to them, an opportunity to produce something that gets those creative juices going again...my hats off to the band, it's management for taking the risk on behalf of all of us ! With regards to the music, not a minute less than what attracted us to Styx 40 + years ago...
I hope the Hall of Fame is listening
This is a fantastic album. I only wish it did not take so long to produce. I saw Styx in June at the Concord Pavilion. They opened with Gone Gone Gone. And in the middle of the set was Radio Silence. I hope the tour brings them back to the Bay Area and they perform this new album in its entirety. As for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What are you waiting for. Styx belongs there with all the great songs they have written. It's hard to believe that you put in the Beastie Boys and Joan Jett ahead of Styx. Two bands that truly aren't deserving. What were you guys thinking.
The greats return
Styx is back and better than ever, almost every song on this album could be a single!