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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 1663 ratings

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4 stars WHAT??? Only 4 stars?! 'Sacreligious! Blasphemy!' Not quite. I notice that a lot of reviews includes the sweet memories of seeing Emo, Big Lake and Palmer thrashing instruments la the Who after a concert. Maybe this is why there's so much ruckuss over albums like Tarkus or Brain Salad Surgery. I'm just not seeing why so many people get excited over an album with so few to offer. I'm just saying that: YES, Tarkus deserves a spot over your fireplace. YES, the song Tarkus is punchy, complex and showing a 6000 turns per minute on the RPM. All agreeding on Tarkus? Good. But what about the rest? Man, it's like the're sitting on their huge butts saying: 'Yep, we gave all we got on one song. Whaddaya want?' ELP is capable of writing more than, at least, 2 good songs per album. They blow your mind (more or less) only one time in the album. Hey, admit it! After Tarkus and Karn Evil 9, what song deserves a standing ovation? I'm still searching. ELP is a lazy band. If they have so much talent, why their careers sank like stones after Brain Salad Surgery? Lake is with Ringo Starr? Phhft. Emo? Palmer? Talent? More showing off instead. Triumvirat at their best (first 3 albums) beats ELP anytime.Triumvirat has credit 'cause they've been more constant in producing quality records. Triumvirat = ELP clone? Shhyeah right...
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