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Brand X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 364 ratings

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4 stars One of the things I liked so much about the seventies is how each musician of the great bands had their own sound and style. Especially so for drummers. Could you possibly mix up Bill Bruford with Carl Palmer or with Cozy Powel, Neil Peart or Phil Collins? Guess not. On Brand X debut, Collins shines like nowhere else. His approach is recognizable to that of the Genesis albums but of course the format is much looser here.

For me, fusion was a very intense but short-lived style in the 70's, meaning most bands had one or two spectacular albums in them before the inspiration ran out and they faded away in pointless style-exercises. And so fared Brand X. Their debut was their finest hour where they defined what they were about over the course of 7 great improvisations.

I'm not knowledgeable enough about all things jazz to point out why I like this one so very much. So without analyzing this any deeper, I'd say it just feels right and well, isn't that just enough once in a while?

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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