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Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
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If first impressions account for anything then Scandinavian rockers Stratosphere have a solid debut on their hands. Whether it’s the impressive vocal prowess of Goran Edman who shines on tracks like ‘Russian Summer’ and ‘Shining Star.’ Or the breathtaking guitar work of Jonas Larsen, who brings to the table a neo classical twist that intertwines nicely with a pounding rhythm section. Like on the instrumental track ‘Rendezvous’ or the title track and the scorching ‘VIP’. While not a perfect album by any means with a few tracks lacking promise, it’s pure melodic gold for fans of the likes of say Treat.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: STRATOSPHERE
RATING Fire Flight 2010 Escape Music Chris Kincaid 9/17/2010 3.5
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