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FIFTH

The Soft Machine

 

Canterbury Scene

3.32 | 161 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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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 |

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