Sunday 5 November 2017
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Serendipity (2000)
The 15th album from this Italian band.
The band was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, organ, percussion, synths, bass, synths and Italian vocals.
Four guest musician provides drums, strings, vocals and guitar solos.
Their previous two albums was pretty bad and in one case; a solid turkey. None of those albums has been nowhere fit to wear the Premiata Forneria Marconi album. You can read my reviews of those two albums and other Premiata Forneria Marconi albums somewhere else in this blog.
So I approached this album with a lot of trepidations.
The music is still a mix of pop and rock. Italian pop and rock. There are some good pianos and some organs and guitars around. The vocals are pretty decent. The choruses are a bit cheap and nasty.
There is a bit of an improvements here. The songs are better. But the music is not that interesting. Italian pop and rock does not really go down well. There is some hints of progressive rock here. This album is barely worth the attention of a Premiata Forneria Marconi fan.
The end result is a decent album. A fifty minutes long album I am never ever going to listen to again.