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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.24 | 1915 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars A great album from a band would arguably go on to define the genre, and is probably one of their best. I consider ELP to be the drunken frat-boys of progressive rock, since many of their later albums feature ecclectic (and overrated) songs which are neither very progressive or exciting; however, "ELP" is short and sweet, showcasing the band's legitimate talent with a classy set of songs that are a perfect example of the early '70's progressive sound.

The heavy opening of the instrumental "Barbarian" starts things off great, while the soft textures and smoothness of Lake's vocals in "Take a Pebble" really demonstrate the band's range. "ELP" is heavy on instrumentals, but since each member of the trio is outstanding at what they do that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Highly recommended to the very few people reading this who don't already have it!

Songwriting: 4 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: 4 Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |


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