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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 542 ratings

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4 stars I'm finally into Nektar! Perhaps I'm too hasty now to review this after only two and half listens, but because I find it much simpler and closer to mainstream rock than I expected, let me share my thoughts freshly. (Edited a week later.) I assume the music stands well repeated listenings, in addition to the fact that one gets into it quite easily in the first round, but is it a true masterpiece of prog? It also could be seen as a bunch of good guitar-oriented rock songs camouflaged under the epic form without track separation (the new edition I borrowed - with some bonuses that just repeat the main album's passages - doesn't even name the subtitles). It may not give very much measured in quantity, but it's a fine rock album that sure progresses - and also I am by now VERY close to say it IS a masterpiece of prog.

There are some weirder prog passages, for example ending of Part One, but also some stuff I dislike. "You know that I can't stop it" -passage in 'Let It Grow' is for me a real anticlimax. The moments that I like the best remind me strongly of WISHBONE ASH but beat clearly an average Wishbone song. The taping I made for myself lasts only about 20 minutes but no doubt I'll enjoy it for a long time. "A bit overrated" and "Don't expect your mind to be blown by this music", I ended my review at first, but that was too negatively said. Almost every time I listen to it (skipping the moments I don't like), there's hunger to listen it again ot once. A solid 4*! (I'm afraid I won't be this kind to Recycled which I've listened just once now. But that will be another review.)

Matti | 4/5 |


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