I have to respectfully disagree with most of the raters. While it’s true that Crosby has seen some harder rocking days, he has always had a level of maturity and introspection in his writing that is rarely heard in heavy, guitar based music.
I’ve listened to VAST since the beginning, and each album shows a natural progression of growth from an artist who not only writes exquisitely, but is not afraid to experiment. And while I like Crosby’s penchant for dark lyrics, this album has some of his most uplifting lyrics to date – and they’re a welcome balance.
Great artists never wallow in thier past, no matter how successful or brilliant it was. Imagine if Bowie was still singing only Space Oddity.
This is another stunning piece of work from a criminally underated artist.