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ORIGINAL MAN

Riff Raff

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.08 | 37 ratings

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Amaury.V1
5 stars Amazing!

This album really changed how I looked at Prog for a long time... easily one of my favorite Prog albums of all time, if not favorite albums. Extremely innovative sound (Seriously, really surprised me this album came out in 1974.), knows when to pick up the speed and when to slow down, and has a great blend of almost reggae-like instrumentals with warm acoustics and beautiful (but not overbearing) electrics. Depending on where you are in between songs, you might think they are from clearly different albums. This is an improvement from Riff Raff's self-titled album from the year prior, which to me felt a little one note. This album has an interpretive story, much more rich sound and is perfectly paced. Not too long, not too short, and is a perfect example of what to do right. There is no fat to be trimmed, and not much else than can be added to improve this album in any significant way.

This is a great album to be added to the list of you are looking for something to add to your collection. perfect for a beginner, as well.

Amaury.V1 | 5/5 |

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