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Posted by: jimg ()
Date: February 16, 2014 06:35AM

Just picking up on a point Tommy Denander made in an earlier post, I was wondering how people compare the AOR/Melodic Rock scene of today with that of the late 70's/early 80's? I personally don't think there's the same variety in the scene anymore. A lot of the current crop of new albums, especially from the Scandanavian bands, sounds very similar at least to these ears. Now I'm not saying they are bad records, far from it, I love a lot of the stuff currently available. It's just when I think back to what I would class as the Golden Era (70's and 80's), there was a lot more variety and the scene was far more interesting. When you heard a track on the radio, you could never confuse Journey with Styx, Survivor with Foreigner, Boston with Night Ranger, etc. Each band had their own distinct sound and off course, all had amazing vocalists that helped define that sound. There are of course some excellent new bands out at the moment with their own distinct sound (H.E.A.T., Vega, Serpentine, etc) but in my opinion the rest all sound like pale imitations of the original big bands. I admire and appreciate Andrew's honesty when he posts a CD review but I find myself disagreeing with his assessment some of the time. This is especially true when he posts comments along the lines of "for fans of Toto", "has that classic Journey sound" or "very reminiscent of Foreigner in their heyday". This doesn't mean he's wrong, it's just we have a difference of opinion and that's always a healthy thing. My opinion is just that, an opinion, feel free to disagree. I'm just curious to know people's thoughts. And can I stress that this is not intended as my opinion is better than yours kind of thread. Like what you like and be happy with it.

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