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NOMADNESS

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

2.49 | 56 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars Back to the farm

Coming after the excellent Hero And Heroine and Ghosts albums, Nomadness is quite disappointing. There are some good moments here, but this is easily the least good Strawbs album at least since Dragonfly. The biggest problem is that the songs just aren't as good as they were on most previous (and many subsequent) Strawbs albums. It is also the case that Nomadness is significantly less adventurous than the previous albums. The is an American feel to several of the tracks, which I find misguided.

At the time of this album Strawbs didn't have a permanent keyboard player anymore. Therefore, they have several guest/session musicians appearing here, including Rick Wakeman. But don't think that Wakeman is allowed the kind of space he was on From the Witchwood, here he only plays electric harpsichord on one track and there are no real solos by him on this instrument.

Some good songs here for sure, like Hanging in the Gallery and The Promised Land, but not enough to save this album from being among the lesser of Strawbs albums.

Good, but not essential

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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