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Strawbs - Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios CD (album) cover




Prog Folk

3.74 | 77 ratings

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3 stars Just visiting the local antique dealer..........

In an antique shop, you can find everything from old Victorian night pots and old Edwardian record players. You can also find old chairs from De Gaulle's France and Chinese porcelains from Stoke On Trent, England. In short, an antique shop is an eclectic mix of most things old.

And so is this album too. Far more intelligent people than me has given the history of this album so I do not want to reinvent the wheel here by repeating them. I just want to knot down my views on this album on an antique keyboard from the Elizabethian (II) time.

The album is indeed like an antique shop with all kind of different items thrown in together. From some good progressive folk rock and David Coussin's excellent vocals to the usual egocentric solo stuff by Rick Wakeman. The latter one seems a bit out of place on this album. But it is still enjoyable. I am not a fan of folk rock in general, but I think Strawbs best studio albums are great. The material on this album is not in that category, though. The material is not bad or even decent. Just good and that's it. There is nothing here I find disagreeable at all. This is an enjoyable album with Temperament of Mind being the best song. And that's about it really. A good album, but not a great album.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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