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Turning Virtue - A Temporary Human Experience

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Although Turning Virtue is a self-described progressive rock band, there are moments on its A Temporary Human Experience album where other unexpected genres come more immediately to mind. For example, "Dreamin'" will remind you of California soft rock, whereas "What's True" has a thumping groove familiar to classic rock music fans.

Also, if the group isn't outright spiritual, it's certainly moral, as expressed during "What's True." (Of course, the tattooed nude woman on the CD cover likely won't please super religious folk). This nine-song release ends with "Salty Tears," which begins with a bluesy electric guitar part, before going into a sad love song. But rather than just plod along, as so many pop-ier songs might, this 12:35 track goes into and extended instrumental portion, complete with a passionate electric guitar solo.

Turning Virtue has the musical chops to gain respect from the progressive music crowd. However, it's the act's melodic skills and songwriting talents that make A Temporary Human Experience stand out.

Turning Virtue - A Temporary Human Experience
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