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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.05 | 97 ratings

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4 stars This is the first whole Hawkwind album I've hear this far, and before buying it by a coincidence I had come in contact with maybe ten songs. I'd actually bought some kind of best off album (not official?) after hearing "Levitation", "Silver Machine" and "Master of the Universe" on a compilation album.

I didn't know much what to expect, but what I heard was not expected, that's for sure. Well, I could say that the album is a mixture of 80's hard rock stuff, psychedelia/new age (in the vein of Ozric Tentacles or something, it's very electronic and ambient), rock with a gothic touch and on the top - some indians, birds, and motor cycles. I can't describe how suprised I was, and I was completely overwhelmed! My feelings have cooled down a bit, but I still can't say anything else than that the material is awesome!

I acutally think this could rate as high as 9/10, it was so much different than I expected and I am really over-suprised! But since I'm pretty sure there are better albums by Hawkwind out there I leave one star empty, so there's room for one more when I review something even better from the Kings of Space Rock! Flaws: to short, and it doesn't feel very much like an album, more like a collection of songs or a long EP. The material is still outstanding.

BookAboutSalad | 4/5 |


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