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Peter Hammill


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2.81 | 67 ratings

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2 stars During his long career, Peter delivered lots of albums: some with a full band which could easily be correlated with the Graaf work, some with a smaller structure which were more personal and others with Peter holding most of the instruments. These efforts were more intimate.

In terms of band structure, "None Of The Above" belongs to the latter category. The whole burden relying on the vocal parts. This is fine during the opening and moving "Touch & Go" but much more of a problem when "Naming The Rose" has finished.

Peter's voice is always as magical as ever, but most songs are a bit of some second tier ones. The worst of all "Somebody Bad Enough" is truly embarrassing. What happened, Peter? A very poor melody combined with some bossa nova background music! Quite nightmarish.

My favourite song from this album is "Tango for One". It is another one of these touching songs, like there's only Peter to deliver. A light structure but such an emotion conveyed in these vocal lines. I wish we'd get more of this type on "None of the Above" instead of the noisy and dull "Like Veronica".

I just can consider this Hammill album as being an average one. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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