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Album Review

The follow-up album has the same lineup as the first.

Customer Reviews

A little disapointed...

I bought this album thinking it was going to be as awesome as the first album, but unfortunalty it wasn't the best. I'm not saying its awful, True colors, Don't cry and the smile has left you eyes, are good songs, but as a whole the album isn't as good as their first.

Truly great album

I was given this album as a gift when I was 13 years old. It quickly became one of my favorite albums. Usually pre-teens aren't good at recognizing good music, but I got this one right...Today, 22 years later it is still one of my favorites. There is some truly great songwriting here, it is a shame this band nearly disappeared after a few major hits.

Over commercialized pop music, yes, but still good

Asia [the album] and Alpha are Asia's two greatest albums, forget Rolling Stone and other critics, this is good music.


Formed: January, 1981 in England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

When they appeared in the early '80s, Asia seemed to be a holdover from the '70s, when supergroups and self-important progressive rockers reigned supreme. Featuring members of such seminal art rock bands as King Crimson (John Wetton), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer), and Yes (Steve Howe), as well as Geoff Downes from the Buggles, Asia did feature stretches of indulgent instrumentals on their records. However, they also could be surprisingly poppy, and that is what brought them to the top of...
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