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Umphrey's McGee


Crossover Prog

3.66 | 37 ratings

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3 stars Umphrey's Mcgee have yet again managed to produce a CD with a strong sense of identity and a unique presence in their 2007 studio release The Bottom Half.

Mixing influences from reggae, jazz, funk, pop, rock, hard rock and country the 11 tunes on the main album here are melodic, relaxing, slick and mostly mellow pieces, and a mix between melancholy and uplifting moods served the listener.

This is not a CD containing songs that will grab your balls and demand attention; and certainly no potential hit songs here either, but more a CD you will pull out and give a spin whenever you feel like listening intently to soothing but experimental art rock and fusion. The CD may be to mellow for some though, so a first listen before buying is warranted.

Fans of the band will enjoy this release from start to finish I believe, and the bonus CD containing outtakes and alternative versions of tunes from their latest releases is really something for the fanboys.

Windhawk | 3/5 |


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