Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Soft Machine - Fifth [Aka: 5] CD (album) cover


The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.36 | 234 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
2 stars I totally agree with the majority of my fellow colleagues.

"Fifth" is the legitimate follower of "Four". But to summarize my view, I have to add that I didn't like "Four" at all. That this was just a collection of pure jazz songs without inspiration and that there were no relation AT ALL with the Canterbury style wth this album (even on "Third", only one side out of four ? the brilliant "Moon In June" - could apply IMHHO).

You can take exactly the same words and apply them to this "Fifth" album and you'll get the picture.

What I mean is that this music doesn't work on me. Their first album was psychedelic and great. Their second one did belong to the Canterbury style (and it is the only one from their whole discography to fulfill as far as I am concerned). But I told you this already while describing their "Third" album.

I guess that jazz-rock would suit them better? Two stars for this one (désolé Antoine). No highlight, no vibrant passage. This is really upgraded.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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 THE SOFT MACHINE 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