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THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRDS

Ian Anderson

 

Prog Folk

3.66 | 147 ratings

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Bonnek
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3 stars This solo album from Ian Anderson came as quite a pleasant surprise. After more then 20 years of tedious albums, it's finally something worth sitting through. It's nearly not as good as the first few Tull albums and Songs From The Wood, but it's sure more inspired then the main bulk of Tull albums out there.

Ian Anderson really seems to enjoy himself with these mainly acoustic and folksy ditties. Despite the short format, the songwriting is very clever and Anderson covers lots of moods and different alterations within each song. His vocals are relaxed, dynamic and perfectly at easy. Of course, you can't teach this old geezer much new tricks and almost everything will have a very familiar ring to it. But it is well written and executed.

While not raising any musical bars, it is a pleasant album that will please most fans of Tull. Anderson has sure put his heart into this album, which always much appreciated. Especially if you are into the folksier side of Tull, you can't go wrong with this album.

Bonnek | 3/5 |

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