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New Trolls


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.66 | 51 ratings

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2 stars This album from the "New Trolls" should sit better under the compilation umbrella since it is mostly (if not exclusively) made of earlier singles from the band. Very little prog to find here (like their debut) but a succession of some very good pop and melodic songs of which "Una Minera" is my favourite.

A deep psychedelic feel is also noticeable, but it is all but normal in these remote years: everyone (or almost) released psyche tunes. It also applies to "New Trolls" in their early days. A serious early Floyd feel is therefore present during all these parts of which "Corro Da Te" is the most obvious (but "Cosa Pensiamo?" and "Lei mi Diceva" are no others).

Italian psychedelia. Why not? Several songs are quite good actually: combining fine vocal melodies with an indescribable Italian touch. I feel so while listening to "Una Nuvola Bianca" and the fine "Annalisa" which features excellent keyboards.

Blunders are as well to be encountered, like "Un' Ora" or "Quella Musica" and "Io che Ho Te" which are just pure Italian pop songs from another age and of very little interest ("Davanti...").

This compilation offers a good angle on the early years of the band but at the same time, weak numbers are too many to rate it higher than two stars. Let's be aware though that several songs do deserve your attention and easily reach the four star rating (the psychedelic oriented ones).

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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