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Retropolis

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Retropolis is the album that brought the Flower Kings from an interesting underground progressive rock band to an act that simply couldn't be ignored by anyone interested in the genre's 1990s revival. Roine Stolt and consorts' aim for Retropolis was to dive a little more into vintage progressive forms (retro) and, indeed, this album is the most nostalgic and closer-to-the-roots-sounding of the band's catalog. From the Pink Floyd-shaped "Rhythm of the Sea" to the poignant Yes-like hymn "There Is More to This World," the Flower Kings sound like they are paying tribute to the groups that brought them to do what they are doing, without ever falling into plagiarism or sacrificing the band's own identity. "Melting Pot," "The Judas Kiss," and the powerful instrumental "Retropolis" are the album's other highlights. Very strong composition-wise, Retropolis lacked some cohesion. It is one of the band's most song-oriented albums (with The Flower King). In comparison, the following effort Stardust We Are will have a stronger identity but at times weaker material. ~ François Couture

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Rhythm of Life 00:00:28

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Retropolis 00:11:08

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Rhythm of the Sea 00:06:13

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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There Is More to This World 00:10:07

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Romancing the City 00:00:54

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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The Melting Pot 00:05:49

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Silent Sorrow 00:07:38

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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The Judas Kiss 00:07:39

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Retropolis By Night 00:03:06

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Flora Majora 00:06:49

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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The Road Back Home 00:08:57

The Flower Kings, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Not Documented, Composer, Producer

(P) 1996 InsideOutMusic

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Retropolis is the album that brought the Flower Kings from an interesting underground progressive rock band to an act that simply couldn't be ignored by anyone interested in the genre's 1990s revival. Roine Stolt and consorts' aim for Retropolis was to dive a little more into vintage progressive forms (retro) and, indeed, this album is the most nostalgic and closer-to-the-roots-sounding of the band's catalog. From the Pink Floyd-shaped "Rhythm of the Sea" to the poignant Yes-like hymn "There Is More to This World," the Flower Kings sound like they are paying tribute to the groups that brought them to do what they are doing, without ever falling into plagiarism or sacrificing the band's own identity. "Melting Pot," "The Judas Kiss," and the powerful instrumental "Retropolis" are the album's other highlights. Very strong composition-wise, Retropolis lacked some cohesion. It is one of the band's most song-oriented albums (with The Flower King). In comparison, the following effort Stardust We Are will have a stronger identity but at times weaker material. ~ François Couture

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