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A TAB IN THE OCEAN

Nektar

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.06 | 387 ratings

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FruMp
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4 stars A Tab in the Ocean certainly lives up to it's name.

This album is a gem of the space-rock genre and contains some of the finest space-rock material I've heard, unfortunately though there is quite a disparity between the good tracks of this album and the not-so-good tracks.

Starting off, the title track is easily the best song on the album with some very strong melodies some great heavy organ work and some engaging vocal harmonies, this is one of the best sapce-rock epics there is and unfortunately it really overshadows everything else on the album. 'Desolation Valley' is a slower song that is quite good when it's upbeat and faster but fails to really carry on the momentum of the title track. 'Crying in the Dark' is probably the weakest track on the album as it's a more straight up blues-rock affair. 'Kings of Twilight' ends the album fairly well with a re-iteration of many of the motifs introduced in the title track.

A Tab in the Ocean is a great space-rock album with some amazing psychedelic moments but it's pretty much one exceptional track and 3 or 4 fairly decent ones. Still it's a worthy addition to any space-rock fan's collection.

FruMp | 4/5 |

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