Posted by: KAOS FAN ()
Date: May 16, 2001 07:56PM

Tying in with the Journey discussion below on the messageboard is the debate over the merits of modern AOR in comparison to older so-called "classic aor and the nu-breed(hate that title)!
I for one disagree with John Q(though I respect his obvious intellect) that AOR these days is rehashed and "all been done before". Yes, there are always going to be a few releases that lack originalty but there's a multiplicity of great stuff!
In the last year or so the following AOR CLASSICS have been released:
THE SIGN; KHARMA - wonderland; NEWMAN-dance in your fire(awesome); DANGER DANGER-great gildersleeves; KANSAS -somewhwere to elsewhere; HEARTLAND - as it comes; LOST WEEKEND- presence of mind(great pomp rock); JOURNEY-arrival. I could go on - these ones spring immediately to mind...
Yes there are always going to be the duds - Asia being one of my favourite bands doesn't mitigate the fact that I think "Aura" is a very average album.
But overall I think modern AOR is doing as well as any other genre. Why does everyone always bag AOR? I'm also a fan of "melodic metal" and"progressive metal" and I can state categorically that there's a "lot more copying and lack of innovation in these genres. If I hear one more Dream Theater or Helloween clone I think I'll choke!WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK! cheers.kaos fan!

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NEW AOR STILL RULES!!!167 KAOS FAN 05/16/2001 07:56PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL RULES!!! 114John Q05/17/2001 05:11AM
Re: NEW AOR STILL ...KANSAS etc.. 99 KAOS FAN 05/17/2001 02:32PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL ...KANSAS etc.. 125Mafia boy05/17/2001 04:59PM
Re: NEW AOR STILL RULES!!! 124 sfk kurt 05/17/2001 10:55PM
Re: Kaos, are you high? 122 sfk kurt 05/17/2001 10:39PM
Re: Kaos, are you high? 128 Carl 1 05/18/2001 02:14AM
Re: Kaos...high as a kite! 148 KAOS FAN 05/18/2001 06:45PM
Re: Kaos...high as a kite! 103 sfk kurt 05/18/2001 11:18PM

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