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Examples of Twelves


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.17 | 3 ratings

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3 stars The Way Things Are is the 2nd album in the quasi-trilogy "Things", and, IMO, it's the weakest one. Maybe that's why it has not been released on vinyl, unlike The Way Things Were and Things Will Be? In reality, I think the album didn't get issued on vinyl because it consists of 3 suites, which would be hard to fit on a LP without changing the original sequence of the suites (13 + 20 + 14 minutes).

The PA entry describes this album as "fusion", but most of it is more like experimental prog .. a tad too experimental, if you ask me. About half of the album is just a collection of weird- and not-so-weird sounds that do not interact with each other very well, and thus simply fail to fit together into a listenable piece of music.

Only 3 stars, therefore.

Argonaught | 3/5 |


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