Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Traffic - Traffic CD (album) cover




Eclectic Prog

3.43 | 132 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars (second of a serie of ten)

Traffic's second album gets the same rating for the exact same reasons - Historical importance. Of course slightly less than their debut but it has better overall musicianship. Traffic was one of those first groups professing a pastoral look and music and retreating to the countryside to write and re/inspire , much like later bands will do (Zep with Bron-Y-Aur and Genesis and Mc Phail cottage).

This album has the Feelin' Allright hit but also many other things bound to please early-prog fans - I am thinking of the absolute masterpieces 40,000 Headman and No Place To Live. Much of the other tracks are still in the psychadelic mode of the times and may take a few listen to get used to if you are only discovering the band.

Although not described here, this album comes also in a re-release package with many bonus tracks (mainly non-album singles but the odd alternate take) , most of it of much importance and value. Again as with the debut , this is likely to please older progheads but younger ones should approach this with the historical facilities in mind.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this TRAFFIC review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives