Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Asia's sophomore album, Alpha. It focuses almost entirely on pop and pop-rock sounds and is almost devoid of progressive rock elements. Nothing on Alpha packs the sheer sonic force of the band's debut. Instead, much of the record is lightweight both lyrically and musically, leaning heavier on keyboard-laden ballads. Not the direction I'd wanted to see the band go, yet the album made platinum status.

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