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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

4.03 | 495 ratings

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5 stars Yeah I did it, I gave it five stars. This is questionably my favorite album of all time. All the songs are solid, the musicianship unmatched (except by the same band later in time!), and it flows perfectly. This album has it all, it has the grooves, incredible jamming, skillful instrumentation from all three members, and great songwriting (even some from Hugh Hopper who wasn't in the group yet).

If you love 60's psych music this album will deliver very well to you, it has long instrumental passages, great organ, awesome jam sessions, and Robert Wyatt's voice is absolutely incredible. Theres also very interesting work done with tape loops, far before people were doing such things. This album is a precursor of a streak of three more great albums to come, after which the band disolves into a random group of musicians known as Soft Machine, but really in no way related.

I heavily reccomend this album, it certainly changed my outlook on music forever and has remained unmatched in my mind.

himtroy | 5/5 |


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