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Malea: Prism
Truth be told, for me anyway, is that Malea’s latest offering, Prism, feels like an album several decades late. It has that 80’s soft rock glamour that would have been slotted well against releases from Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and possibly even Berlin. That’s not to say that the album is bad, just dated sounding. 
There are a lot of curves in the album that reminded me of Jazz or R&B with a country undertone that I couldn’t deny existed. Backed by a retro rock sound and filled with the usual narratives of pop rock, I found some silver linings in the album; Malea can deliver a great vocal style, but sadly at some points on the album it felt like a performance rather then a natural passion play. 
The album comes with a total of 10 tracks, but seemingly for whatever reason the album felt like it zoomed by, it is only 36+ minutes mind you, but from beginning to end it never really caught my attention or gave a stand out tune that I had to keep going back to. Again, I couldn’t shake the dated feeling. It’s not a terrible album, but it leads me to believe that there’s room for growth in Malea’s music. As always final judgment is yours. 
AJ Garcia
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