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Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 1229 ratings

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3 stars A solid debut.

CAMEL offer a gentle, subtle form of progressive rock. They rate highly on this and other sites because they are relatively easily digestible, and were consistently strong song writers through their first four albums. With guitar and drum patters similar to the more pastoral Pink Floyd (1970-73), one feels when first listening to a CAMEL album that one has heard it - or something just like it - before.

This doesn't sound like a strong recommendation for adventurous listeners, but CAMEL is definitely mood music. They are well worth stocking in your music collection for those times when you want something to put a smile on your face. 'Slow Yourself Down', indeed. But, of the first four albums, this one does not have as much as the following three to recommend it. At least two of those are essential to any music collection, but, in my opinion, this is not.

russellk | 3/5 |


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