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Umphrey's McGee


Crossover Prog

4.10 | 90 ratings

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Jordi Planas
4 stars Even though they say that Led Zeppelin and The Beatles are they main influences, the sound that UMG offer is really personal. Although you may say they are progressive, they have some jazz-rock influences, funk and a bit of modern sounds (Spin Doctors, for example). But the best is that you can hear lots of those influences in one single song. And we're not talking about 20 minute suites here, they offer short and intense songs, just as Saga have been doing (in a more commercial way), or It Bites, or A.C.T. The musicianship is incredible, the voices sound fresh, the guitar parts are reminiscent of Francis Dunnery's or the legendary Allan Holdsworth. Well, that's enough. Anchor Drops is one of those records that are really difficult to explain. It's impossible to translate the emotion and good vibrations that one gets listening to this album. They are original, they play great, they have new ideas, they are fun. In a Best of prog rock compilation of the 2000's it should appear Miss Tinkle's Overture, for instance. Enjoy it!
Jordi Planas | 4/5 |


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