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X IN SEARCH OF SPACE

Hawkwind

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.55 | 271 ratings

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Tull Freak 94
3 stars This is a quite lopsided album in my opinion. Fortunately, the good parts (Master of the Universe, Children of the Sun, We took the wrong step), outnumber the bad parts (2/3s of You Shouldnt Do That, and all of Adjust Me).

I like the start of You Shouldnt Do That. It really gives you the impression that you're blasting off into space, and you're in for an amazing ride. However, i generally skip the track after the first bit of chanting, because from then on nothing changes. If you're already in a trance-like state, you will probably like it.

You Know Your Only Dreaming is an alright track too.

Masters of the Universe should be their most well-known song, but it usually gets overshadowed by the far-inferior Silver Machine (which by the way is a bonus track on the CD). The lyrics in this song are the best on the album!

We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago doesnt sound too good to start with but the middle section makes up for it, with some of the loudest acoustic guitar strumming I've ever heard! Listen to it with headphones definitely!

Adjust Me is a load of rubbish though I'm afraid. Loads of disembodied sounds that don't go anywhere. The only purpose this song serves is to lead up to the final track, because right at the end there's this really annoying electronic buzz that is just starting to overwhelm you when it stops and the soothing strumming of Children of the Sun kicks in.

Children of the Sun is undoubtedly the best track here. I love how different it sounds to the rest of the album, and as the last track it provides the albums salvation in my mind. It only uses three instruments: a steady, strumming acoustic guitar, some subtle electric guitar and a flute that sounds like its coming up from underwater.

The best bonus track is 7 by 7. As mentioned before im bored of SIlver Machine and i've never listened to Born To Go

Tull Freak 94 | 3/5 |

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