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Amon Düül II



3.98 | 268 ratings

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4 stars Side two is where it's at.

Perhaps the greatest thing one can learn from is failure or a missed opportunity. For the longest time I had this album in my collection with not much but a cursory run through of it, primarily because of the terrifying experience I had with another Krautrock album, Can's Tago Mago, that left me mocking the whole genre. All over one silly album. How foolish I was.

Here is a musical journey worth experiencing, as Wolf City does not disappoint, with the exception of Green Bubble Raincoat Man, which I just skip. However, the rest of the album is exquisite and majestic, bringing up memories of Comus (see the fiery section in Surrounded by the Stars), Magma (Deutsch Nepal), and many psych rock outfits (Wie der Wend...). Overall, the last half of the songs I find much more appealing, with much darker themes and motifs spread throughout the music.

While I would say this would be unaccessible to the common prog fan, you shouldn't be scared away. There's enough variety here to keep ones interests piqued, and compared to some of Amon Duul II's other works, this one is probably the best place to start if you are really looking to get into the band or into Krautrock.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |


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