|I don't know if Fading Lights is overrated, Personally, I think is one of the few memorable moments on that album, whereas LF is imo correctly rated, I know some fans like it but generally speaking, I think it left no trace. There's not much 'meat' to it imo. |
I love Epping Forest but I can totally see why the band was unhappy with it, it is extremely busy and while I enjoy some moments, I agree that more could have been achieved by doing less, particularly in the vocals department.
Robbery is nice too, it just suffers a bit because with Trick is probably the weakest track on the album but far from being a filler imo. It's just the the other 6 songs are very strong.
I never truly could warm up to Mouse, Tony would have needed a bit of check and balance there imo. The melody is not so great and the lyrics are quite frankly appalling imo.
I feel for Phil who had to sing them.
Intricate, complex, epic but for my money a hollow exercise at prog.
I love the outro though, Steve is brilliant there. They all are but he really stands out imo.