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Wishbone Ash


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4.24 | 738 ratings

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4 stars Harmonized guitars sure is one of the wonders in the world, and here you have all the dual-guitar interplay you could ever ask for.

And, well... that is really it. The beauty of Argus lies not in the lyrics, vocals or progressiveness compared to it's contemporaries but in the delightful guitar harmonies created in songs such as "Throw down the sword", "Time was" and "Sometime world". It might seem odd to give such a high rating to an album whose only virtue is it's guitar solos, but that is simply how good they are.

Now, that wasn't entirely true. It's not like it doesn't have anything else at all going for it, all of the songs are very melodious and pleasant to listen to, and while the lyrics aren't exactly deep or meaningful, it's not like they don't serve their purpose in this kind of heavy rock music that is played here, but the wailing guitars of Andy Powell and Ted Turner are what keeps me coming back time after time, and that i can't deny.

I can't give it five stars, because it is a little too tame and unoriginal for that, and it doesn't really move me more than making me tap my feet and playing a little air-guitar, but it is far too enjoyable for a lower rating than 3, plus it is an absolute classic, and that is fact.

All in all, a good piece of rock music. Recommended, but don't expect your world to be turned upside down.

Evans | 4/5 |


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