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Mr So & So
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mr So & So
Title: Compendium
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cyclops Records
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 054421040725

CD Reviews

Probably the best Neo-Prog out today! | New York City | 03/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Can a song be both a 10+ minute progressive epic and a catchy pop tune at the same time? Well, we have the answer here in the form of a technically impressive and highly listenable CD. A common complaint leveled against modern progressive rock is that songwriting takes an extreme back seat to technical noodling. Don't worry about that here, because Mr. So & So is a band which can really get your toes tapping as well as impress you with virtuosic playing.The tunes on this disc range from the rather mellow (The Visitor) to the rather rockin' (Hobson The Traveller, The Missionary), and generally the style can be described as somewhere in the middle of the heaviness range. It could be compared to Fish-era Marillion or early-80's Rush (Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery is currently involved with the band, and they have toured with Marillion in England), but Mr. So & So has its own distinctive and original style. The "Marillion ripoff" label which has been slapped on neo-prog bands in the past doesn't apply here.If you have any interest in progressive music at all, I highly recommend that you take a listen."
Excellent neo-prog
Kirk Lott | adrift on the seas of life | 07/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very solid neo-prog album; if you like neo-prog you'll like this. The production, musicianship, and vocals are all excellent. Most of the tracks are long-form, clocking in at over 10 minutes.

And even if you're not a fan of neo-prog (I'm generally not), this album offers alot. The 11- minute + Tick-A-Box is, quite simply, one of the most exciting prog tracks recorded since the 70s. Superb musicianship, monster keyboards, and the most out-in-front bass since Chris Squire. Other highlights include Primrose and The Missionary.

Highly recommended."