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Monks of Mellonwah

Never Been Good (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

This is the new single from Monks of Melonwah. I’ve previously heard a decent amount of stuff from these guys. They never fail to deliver quality. That’s for sure.

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Track by Track Review
Never Been Good

On the one hand this is kind of a modern pop song. The multiple layers of vocals and hooks are great. Yet, this band always has some other things going on in the mix. This song is no exception. There are bits of prog sound in the mix throughout. There is also a more purely modern prog instrumental section. If it weren’t for the other things I’ve reviewed from these guys, I probably wouldn’t land this under prog. But, based on the strength of that, plus a few proggy things here, it qualifies. Either way, it’s a great song.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )

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