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THE SEVENTH HOUSE

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

4.03 | 455 ratings

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Trafficdogg
4 stars This was the 3rd IQ release I purchased and upon first spin I found it terribly commercial. Too far away from "THE WAKE" which I still consider the band's best work.

Then I spun it again and realized how much they'd all grown as musicians. There are some truly brilliant moments on this album, particularly Mr. Orford's fine keyboard artifice in the mid section of the title track. Simply mindblowing. Paul Cook's drumming became more powerful on this release and it seems to me the band achieved that "perfect sound" much the way GENESIS did on it's DUKE album. IQ have never been tighter than on 7th HOUSE.

Material - wise the album could have been a little stronger but again, the sound the band achieved was, in my opinion, the best they have ever sounded. This one ranks as my 2nd favorite in the catalogue and does offer some steller moments of absolute brilliance. If you don't own it... what are you waiting for.

Trafficdogg | 4/5 |

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