Re: better than Andrew's 62% ? No
Posted by: ddregs ()
Date: April 26, 2001 06:16PM

I strongly agree with Andrew's opinions.
I really believe Aura is not the magnificient record that redefines Asia and let them enter in the new millennium.
I am a strong fan of the first Asia era, to be more exact of the Steve Howe era. When he and Wetton disagreed about the directions of the band (read: Astra), the band dissolved. Alpha was not as good as their first cd, songs like Sole Survivor, Wildest Dreams were what defined Asia.
Prog/pop rock. Excellent prog/pop rock.

Enter the Downes/Payne era.
Actually I love Aqua. And that's it. Their best record. A great pop/rock record, that sounds prog in terms of new directions for the band, not in terms of prog rock music.
Take Al Pitrelli (an excellent guitarist), add Steve Howe, Simon Phillips on drums and you had a great band.
Aria was not as strong as Aqua.
And they kept going, not releasing a bad record, but releasing compositions that weren't catchy, strong, just moody. Here you go into background music.
Aqua is exactly good background music. The kind you can hear in market stores. And there are good compositions, too much laid back.
I still haven't bought Sinister, and probably I won't buy it. But Battle Lines was an awesome cd. Anyway, I was more interested in Qango than in the new Asia. Too bad they already disbanded.

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Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 105 koogles 04/25/2001 06:07AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 82 Richard 04/25/2001 06:14AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 83 Jonte 04/25/2001 06:26AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 79 Peter M. Bietenholz 04/25/2001 07:03AM
Hmmmm.... 83Surfpunk04/25/2001 07:12AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 80 koogles 04/25/2001 07:52AM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 73Peter M. Bietenholz04/25/2001 04:42PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 77mark kennedy04/25/2001 05:40PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% (Whoops!!! 74mark kennedy04/25/2001 05:48PM
Thanks Mark! 75 Andrew 04/25/2001 07:02PM
Re: Thanks Mark! 82mark kennedy04/25/2001 10:57PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 80 adolfo 04/25/2001 08:25AM
It kinds bugs me... 84 Andrew 04/25/2001 01:41PM
This is only the second time... 87 koogles 04/25/2001 02:44PM
That's OK! 82 Andrew 04/25/2001 03:01PM
Re: Asia AURA: better than Andrew's 62% 74 Brian 04/25/2001 07:35PM
Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 82 koogles 04/25/2001 10:42PM
Re: Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 78Peter M. Bietenholz04/26/2001 12:30AM
Re: Best John Wetton-less Asia CD 67Dave04/26/2001 04:18AM
new Asia is AWFULA 85 The Other Joe 04/25/2001 10:56PM
Asia is not that h-aura-ble! 106 koogles 04/25/2001 11:17PM
New Asia remains awful. 73 The Other Joe 04/26/2001 03:22AM
Hey Joe... 74Surfpunk04/26/2001 04:02AM
Your Bret Michaels comparison remains awful 82 koogles 04/26/2001 08:39AM
Re: better than Andrew's 62% ? No83 ddregs 04/26/2001 06:16PM
The key to appreciating Aura... 92 koogles 04/27/2001 12:03AM
The key to appreciating Aura... 73mark kennedy04/27/2001 05:08PM


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