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ABANDON

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

2.85 | 315 ratings

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Malve87
2 stars A quite poor album. Unfortunately "Abandon" explores grounds and carries on along the path Deep Purple had started with their previous release "Purpendicular", however missing the point, presenting here a work most of the time weak, full of poor hard rock cliches. The song writing level is quite often low...however there are some more interesting moments like "Any Fule Kno That", a great track to open an album, "Don't Make Me Happy" is pretty good, too, anyway reminding very much "When A Blind Man Cries", one of their songs from the 70's, "Almost Human" could be called nice, if you like, but not a tune that you'd be listening to over and over again; "Bludsucker", a new version of Deep Purple's classic track from the "In Rock" album is quite interesting as useless (what's the point of inserting this track?).

The main problem of the album, it's that it sounds not very inspired, and there's a very strong feeling of deja-vý, in other words: "already done that". Apart from any other consideration, this album's only importance is due to the fact that it's Jon Lord last record with the band. In terms of progressive rock, on this album there is NOTHING: in the end it's just a quite ugly hard rock album, suggested only to Deep Purple fans.

Malve87 | 2/5 |

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