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JUST A POKE

Sweet Smoke

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 118 ratings

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ebil0505
4 stars My friend stumbled upon this album and showed it to me and I gotta say, it's quite a treat. While not essential, this album offers several elements that prog rockers would find interesting. It's split into two long songs, the album cover is bursting with color and psychedlicness, and the music is just sweet.

I really do mean sweet because while listening to this album, one gets the impression of biting into a juicy piece of fruit. The rhythm guitar seems to be the center of this phenomenon, caressing the listener and guiding them through the many different sections of psychedelic jamming. Each song is distinguishable yet work together the same way one would imagine a Yin-Yang. Fans of jazzy/blues rhythms might favor the first, though it is hard to deny the succulent drum solo delivered in "Silly Sally" (I love that name).

Whether you need to relax or you just altered your mind in some way, this album will brighten your day and will never fail to deliver a catchy beat that just can't be hated. Not altogether progressive enough for five stars, but it would fit in well with any Prog rocker's collection next to Nektar or Pink Floyd or even many of the Canterbury bands. Definitely worth checking out.

ebil0505 | 4/5 |

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