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Wishbone Ash


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Heart of the Matter
3 stars There are certain artists in the Archives, whose reason to be here may not be related so much with their "progressiveness" as with their iconic status as "classic rock heroes". And I think that such thing is not bad, at all, since it allow us to reconsider some sacred cows like, let's say, The Who, or in this case, Wishbone Ash. An what may be the result of the present reconsideration?

In the first place, like I implied above, this album can't be deemed as "progressive" in any plausible sense of the term.

Not less discouragingly, the first half of the album pass like a continuous and somewhat monotonous jigging festival.

Fortunately, the second half, beginning with "Drive" gets much better, proving their recuperation with good melodies and nice guitar interweaving, as it's expected from this historic band.

Heart of the Matter | 3/5 |


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