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Frequency

4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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FREQUENCY

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Frequency
  2. Life Support
  3. Stronger Than Friction
  4. One Fatal Mistake
  5. Ryker Skies
  6. The Province
  7. Closer


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 15, 2012)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Original Release Date: May 15, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Inside Out Music
  • ASIN: B001V7UXH6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By J. Speer on June 3, 2009
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In my opinion, 'Frequency' is the strongest of the latter-day IQ albums (which I count from 1993's 'Ever' onward.) There is not a weak song on it, and never a lull. The lyrics and vocal delivery are better than usual -- In past I've found Nicholls' vocals a bit forced and preachy. Here he is more relaxed and words more freely-flowing. I find that he is really 'selling' these songs a lot better than previously in his delivery. I also fault some of the recent IQ albums for sounding to edited, as if all the faults had been digitally cleaned out and unnaturally precise timings introduced. The recent songs sound like they were assembled from parts. 'Frequency' is a step away from that, though still could be better. The performances sound more human; which really suits IQ -- the lyrics are so personal and direct, they do not fit so well with a robotic super-precise performance. I say before you release a song from the studio make sure that a LIVE BAND OF HUMAN BEINGS can play it all the way through. We the listeners can tell, you know! I really like the new keyboard player, who is using a lot more vintage electric piano and organ sounds.

I criticize because I love! IQ is one of my faves. I think they could make a few changes and be truly one of the all time great prog acts.
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IQ- Frequency
A brief note for the uninitiated; IQ are a progressive rock band in the traditional 1970's style sense of the word. They've been around since the early 80's, and were part of a whole class of British prog bands known as the NWOBPR, or, New Wave Of British Progressive Rock. The most well-known of these bands is Marillion. But while the Marillion of today bear little resemblance to their early 80's selves (for better or worse, I'm not judging), IQ, along with Pendragon (another great band of the period that's still going strong), never lost sight of their traditional prog roots. Some albums are better than others, but they've generally been consistently good. FREQUENCY is their first album since losing founding members Martin Orford (keyboards) and Paul Cook (drums), and there was no way to predict how devastating those losses would be.

A relief, then, that the answer is not at all. In fact, this is the best IQ album since 1997's SUBTERRANEA (their masterpiece, in my opinion). Right from the opening notes of the title track, this is progressive rock at it's finest. And when the amazing voice of Peter Nichols comes in with a sublime melody, the reason IQ are still so great becomes clear: it's the songwriting. They're not musos showing off or trying to be clever, like so much prog rock is. Everything they do, every note they play, is in service to THE SONG. It's no coincidence that the NWOBPR bands that have survived have been the ones who put songwriting ahead of instrumental prowess.

Second track, "Life Support", starts off with a bit of beautiful piano/vocal balladeering before transitioning into a spooky guitar/synth duet backed by a super tight rhythm section.
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Listening to Frequency for the first time is like hearing Yes Close to the Edge for the first time. I have not heard a rock or Prog band this good in a long time. At first listen you are almost not ready for arrangements this melodic and beautiful but soon this record just grabs you in a way that the great records you now cherish do. Yes there are some borrowed sounds from Floyd, Yes, early Genesis, and a touch of Crimson, but if you are going to sound this great who cares, it is all in the interpretation of these influences that matters and IQ shows that they are a not a great prog band but a supergroup if you will that for the life of me I cannot figure out how a masterpiece like this dipped below my radar. Well better late than never, now to collect more of their work and hopefully see them play live one day.
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I must have been in a coma as I hadn't known about IQ until about 6 weeks ago or so. They were recommended to me by a shipmate on the 2014 Cruise to the Edge cruise-specifically Dark Matter. I purchased the album and really liked it from the first listen. I then went on to buy 6 or 7 IQ CD's and have been taking my time listening to them so I don't overload. Subterreanea was the 2nd CD I started listening too, Seventh House the third. Both excellent works. Recently I listened to Frequency. I liked the album immediately. On my 2nd or 3rd go-round, I realized what a fantastic piece of work Stronger than Friction is.

IQ can really construct those long, multiple change-ups songs well. I really think they have surpassed 70's Genesis in that regard (and that is saying a lot as I am a major Steve Hackett fan). But, they've take that style of 70's Prog into the future and evolved it. I am hearing things that are really unique and original (and I've been involved in music for over 50 years and am a guitarist myself). Mike Holmes really rips on guitar. He has a totally unique sound and creates original structures. I really love synthesizer sounds and IQ includes a multitude of extremely interesting sounds, motifs, stabs, etc. to their songs. Of course, the lyrics and vocal presentation are outstanding. Not to forget bass & drums, as they are essential to the sound and both are executed with great precision.

I am sure I will be listening to Frequency for the rest of the time " that I'm allowed".
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