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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.25 | 81 ratings

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3 stars You'll never believe it. But I actually like this album a lot. I mean, the Calvert-clone singer is annoying, the sound is plastic and completely out of time for something from 1995 but somehow it works.

First of all, from a songwriting point of view, this is their first coherent album since Levitation. It's also one of the few Hawkiwind releases where everything falls into place. The space-rock, the songs, the ambient interludes, their punk spirit,... Everything is here in abundance and holds together very well. It does not feature classic pearls but Sputnik Stan comes close.

This fine album has become somehow irrelevant though. The excellent Love in Space live album features better live performances of all good songs here.

Bonnek | 3/5 |


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