Crystal Planet

For a dozen years, guitarist Satriani has dished out gymnastic riffs with controlled abandon. His solo Epic debut Crystal Planet breaks no new ground, relying instead on signature power ballads (”Love Thing”), bighearted anthems (”A Train of Angels”), and crunching rockers (”With Jupiter in Mind”), stuffed with fancy finger work. But innovation is moot: Satriani is an old-fashioned guitar hero, an antic wailer, and a romantic at heart. B

Crystal Planet
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