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DO YOU LIKE IT HERE NOW, ARE YOU SETTLING IN?

Man

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.61 | 44 ratings

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kingdhansak
5 stars This is the album, as far as I'm concerned where the mighty Manband found their definitive sound. For an album apparently written and recorded in a fairly short space of time, it contains so many textures, so much variety and great performances by all. This line up boasted 4 of the 5 members as lead vocalists who harmonize superbly, as well as having their own very individual vocal sounds. Musically the west coast influence is still very evident. The opening track Angel Easy contains twin guitar licks that would have been heard in San Fransisco around that time. Brilliant vocal performance and a really gritty rocker. The more 'proggy' outings would be All Good Clean Fun and Many Are Called. 2 superb tracks that display the more experimental side of the band, with its frequent changes in tempo and atmosphere. They seem to go from light psychedelic touches, to heavy dispare! Needs to be heard to be believed. Mellow moments can be found in We're Only Children and Manillo. The latter being a very simple tune, but boasted by one of the best, most atmospheric guitar solo's I've heard. The closing track is a jam, typical of what the band were doing on stage.

Personally this is my best album by the band and one of my best of all time. If your going to check this amazing band out, start with this. I did and I'm glad I did!!

kingdhansak | 5/5 |

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