Neal Morse - Momentum
Very solid album, although not really at the same level of some of his other solo albums. Interesting variety of material, some of which likens back to some of Morse's work with Spock's Beard and Transatlantic, yet still relatively new-sounding (the addition of Brazilian guitarist Adson Sodre to Morse's band is largely to credit for that, although appearances from Paul Gilbert also go to show the axe-men are well represented here). The problem, if you can call it that, mostly revolves around two tracks, "Smoke and Mirrors" and "Freak", both of which are, while not poor, relatively pedestrian affairs. For those fans of prog not familiar with Neal's solo output, raise the score a half point, but the comparison to his last couple of albums requires me to score it a very good, but not fantastic, 8.