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3.18 | 51 ratings

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How does one follow up the success Wigwam had with Nuclear Nightclub? Of course, it was probably a slight disappointment for hard-core proggers, but for me and most of my fellow countrymen NN remains as one of the defining and best pop/rock records ever. They probably had a great deal of pressure on their hands, and unfortunately that does tend to show when listening to LGSAS. They pretty much continued on the same path, although the soundscapes were a bit more depressive than before. Pembroke continued on his satirical style, creating catchy but thoughtful and well-crafted pop songs. Nevertheless, while tracks like International Disaster and In a Nutshell (nice lyrics, though!) are quite catchy and harmless, as Pembroke compositions they were rather mediocre, to be honest. On the other hand, the dark and mystical Colossus (if this isn't prog then what is?), the incredible title track (what a riff!), and the ideal pop tune Eddie And The Boys are among Wigwam's best work. So, while the album does have its flaws, you shouldn't dismiss this as some "mediocrity". Even though my rating may sound a bit harsh, I love this album to bits, and TLGSAS is certainly worthy of your attention, but do not start here.

Jimbo | 3/5 |


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