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The Quiet One
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2 stars Perfect Comeback?

As a Deep Purple hardcore fan, I've never quite got into this so acclaimed ''come-back'' album. Okay, it's the classic Mark II once again and they're definitely not playing pop or anything in the 80's hype, but still I can't find anything to praise or enjoy with the exception of the two classics that came out of this album, that is the title track and the opener, Knockin' at your Back Door, but not even those actually get much playing from me.

Not sure what is my main issue with the album though, since Perfects Strangers does have solid hammond- organ and guitar solos throughout very much in the vein of their 70's stuff, but overall the record for me lacks of power, the riffs are pretty lame and Gillan's voice seems tired.

Sincerely I don't like the album at all, but what is odd is that I do enjoy most of The House of Blue Light to the extent of listening to it and be able to rock out with some of the tunes in it, the same goes for the criminally underrated records, Slaves & Masters and The Battle Rages On. Maybe it's the production and the sound of the guitar and of the drums that don't do it for me, they sound very insipid.

Sorry fellow Deep Purple fans, but this record gets 2 stars from me.

The Quiet One | 2/5 |


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