Lands End

Natural Selection

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This album is a wonderful piece of music that deftly combines elements such as Pink Floyd, Marillion, Genesis, and Yes, and turns them into an original and very intriguing work. It includes complex and well thought out arrangements, powerful lyrics, solid musicianship, and strong vocals to create a piece of work that really gets to you. The drumming on this album calls to mind the dramatic percussion work of Phil Collins on the older Genesis albums. The vocal work is some of the most emotionally evocative you probably will ever hear. The album closer is an epic piece that spotlights the unfairness of the American system in relation to the common man. Lands End is Mark Lavallee, Fred Hunter, Francesco Neto, and Jeff McFarland. With Natural Selection, the group has certainly created a powerful progressive rock work that holds up to the best of many works by '70s prog greats.

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