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  • Summary: The concept album from guitarist Steve Vai is the second of a planned trilogy that began with 2005's Real Illusions: Reflections.
  • Record Label: Favored Nations Records
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Blues, Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Instrumental Rock, Fusion, Guitar Virtuoso, Modern Blues
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  1. 70
    The Story of Light is business as usual for Vai, a man who fights to avoid repeating himself and always tries to find new territory on an instrument that he has described as being "infinite" in its creative potential.
  2. 70
    You just need to listen and enjoy without reading too much into the material. That is easy to do here.
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    Even at a well-established level and decades into his craft, Vai takes some surprising risks on The Story of Light, and the album almost always benefits from them.
  4. Oct 1, 2012
    60
    What The Story of Light shows in the end is that for every daring composition he gets right, there will be a few that are either too safe or not as well thought out.
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