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Brand X


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 364 ratings

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4 stars If you're still not convinced about the fact that Phil Collins was a great drummer back in the '70s then look no further!

After Phil Collins took over on drums and was featured on the band's debut album Unorthodox Behaviour in early 1976, Brand X got the recognition that they truly deserved. I might be unfair only mentioning Collins since the whole band shines here. The material is pure Jazz Rock/Fusion so don't expect anything else. If you like the style then it's very likely that you'll find this release to be an essential part of your music collection together with the best albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return To Forever.

The album begins with a very memorable Nuclear Burn and everything that follows hereafter is almost just as great. Even I who has never been a huge fan of the fusion sub-genre managed to appreciate most of these performances. I guess that it's one of those rare albums that everyone will be able to enjoy just due to sheer brilliance of the material. This is simply an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection well worth your time!

***** star songs: Nuclear Burn (6:20) Born Ugly (8:13)

**** star songs: Euthanasia Waltz (5:39) Smacks Of Euphoric Hysteria (4:26) Unorthodox Behaviour (8:25) Running On Three (4:37)

*** star songs: Touch Wood (3:03)

Total rating: 4,28

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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