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Offline GoalisSoul40

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Re: Re-evaluating SOI: How does it stack up?
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 03:19:55 PM »
SOI has its moments and is overall very solid, but SOE is by far the superior album (in my opinion) and may end up being considered a late career masterpiece when all is said and done. SOI just falls a bit stale at times and, as I have noted elsewhere, seems too rooted in the band's personal, historical experiences in late 70s Dublin. SOE is more universal in its themes and appeal. I don't want to say SOE is more innovative (that would be the wrong word), but it seems fresher and resonates more than SOI. 

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Re: Re-evaluating SOI: How does it stack up?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 05:39:53 PM »
I thought SOI was great when it came out. I still think it's decent. It doesn't have the lasting power of AB or even Pop. In comparison to SOE, it's so much better than SOE. What a wasted opportunity.