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Adrian Belew


Eclectic Prog

4.00 | 77 ratings

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4 stars Adrian Belew is always produces fresh compositions and is indisputably an original guitarist with a masterful style all his own. His lyrics are witty, original, and tries to explore new styles and subjects....his environmental issues aside. There a undoubtedly an element of the avant-garde in much of what he does....but he never looses sight of his core melodic themes. Side three does recycle at least one tune, but so what. His musical talent is distinct and melodic and at the same time willing to cut loose with some wild, energetic guitar trips. One can trust that his rock'in won't get old any time soon. He has fit in so well with King Crimson and truely added even more dimension to an already multidimensional legendary collaboration. Side Three is just a natural step in evolution one should expect and welcome.

Once again, the marketing people in the industry has gone and stuck their head in a pile of it. This album was classified as Alternative-Punk. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Those who understand the evolution progressive rock has unavoidably gone though will not be confused by this, but this commercial description runs the risk of alienating the more casual listener, or even someone who's been out of touch and coming back to their musical roots from, say, raising a family and finally reclaiming their house from the family circus. This album is a real pleasure.

convocation | 4/5 |


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