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Barclay James Harvest


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 273 ratings

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3 stars The music itself is so good and the vocal quality is excellent, why oh why must the lyrics be so preachy? The opening track plays like a whinier We Are The World and, in fact, the lyrics on the entire album are overwhelmingly whiney, preachy, and at times even scolding. The first 6 tracks are relatively soft and instrumentally enjoyable, as is the entire album, while tracks 7: Poor Boy Blues and 8: Mill Boys almost beg for comparisons to the softer side of southern rock (honestly, they made me think of a few softer MARSHALL TUCKER BAND songs) and are indeed the highlights of the album, as they are the only times you don't feel as though the band is trying to make you feel guilty for something. The last track is purely progressive and is an extreme delight instumentally but again the lyrics are excruciatingly sappy and preachy. I'm usually pretty good about being able to take a preachy song here or there on an album but this one really bludgens you with them. If I didn't speak english this album would be a favorite but since I do speak english I find myself having to grade the album this way: 4/5 instrumentally, 4/5 vocally, 1/5 lyrically. This amounts to an overall rating of 3 chi-i-ildren out of 5.
manofmystery | 3/5 |


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