||Put Me On||Styx||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mademoiselle||Styx||4:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jennifer||Styx||4:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Crystal Ball||Styx||4:34||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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Crystal Ball wasn't as successful as Equinox, but it was a better album, showcasing Styx's increased skill for crafting simple, catchy pop hooks out of their bombastic sound.
A new level ...
Tommy Shaw's arrival is unmistakable and elevates the band, although Equinox was a very strong effort. Shaw writes Styx's most enduring music, still good 30 years later, and the tune Crystal Ball's soaring vocals and unfolding sound from soft to hard is unmatched in the Styx catalog. Not a weak cut. First four are excellent, Shooz rocks hard and then a soft but strong pair of offerings from Dennis DeYoung. Styx's second best album behind Grand Illusion.
Enter - Tommy Shaw
You've got to remember, this album is when Tommy Shaw first joined the group - extreme talent! He raised the band up to another level. The rest of the band was so impressed with Tommy's writing skills that they named the album after his song - "Crystal Ball". Not real big on the charts, but one of my favorites!
Almost a home run.
Not as good as Equinox, but better than Pieces of Eight. Again, Styx were far better when they were starving. After they hit it big, they lost the muse.
Formed: 1970 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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||Mr. Roboto||Styx: Greatest Hits||5:30||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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||Too Much Time On My Hands||Styx: Greatest Hits||4:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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||Come Sail Away||The Grand Illusion||6:07||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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