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4.05 | 989 ratings

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4 stars There seems to be a lot of controversy about this album. From one to five stars.

It's like reviews about hotels on Trip Advisors: five stars rating with incredible service, clean rooms and friendly staff and one star for rude personnel, poorly cleaned rooms, and bad food.The whole about the same hotel. How can you make your mind?

I would just like to say that this album was a milestone in the rock music industry, that it was innovative and exceptionally well crafted.

The whole spectrum of the band is available: from acoustic mellow ("Exit Music") to rock ballad ("No Surprises", "Lucky", "The Tourist"), from brilliant pop harmonies ("Airbag", "Let Down") to their most rockish tone with "Electioneering".

The band is exploring new sounds which conveys to this album an interesting angle, a definite flavour of experiments ("Climbing Up The Walls") but within the acceptable limit (to my ears). Great mellotron BTW.

And there is one song quite difficult to categorize: "Paranoid Android". A sublime and haunting track. A summary of the whole album: it gets it all. Harmony, violence, tranquility. My highlight.

I believe it is an album each proghead should listen to and make his own judgment. But give it a few spins before you do so. After all, a good rock album remains a good album! I made up my mind and rate this album with four stars.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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