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Robert Wyatt


Canterbury Scene

3.19 | 119 ratings

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2 stars Wyatt's METAL MACHINE MUSIC?

Robert Wyatt has had a long, distinguished career; he's one of the few rock musicians who managed to delivered deeply moving masterpieces in every single decade, starting with the 1960s. But THE END OF AN EAR is not one of those. Although some reviewers have lauded this album for being free-spirited and avant-garde (Wyatt was making a stand against Soft Machine, which he was about to leave), I defy anyone to declare openly that they have listened to this album, purely for pleasure, more than five times.

Going berserk in a recording studio and experimenting as much as you like with tape loops, sound effects and crazy voices... oh, it's all very fine, but what's the use, really, when it only alienates the listener? I've got absolutely nothing against "difficult" music, but I expect it to either move me or at least grab my attention, and I'm afraid THE END OF AN EAR does neither. Prospective buyers, be warned.

fuxi | 2/5 |


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