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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery CD (album) cover


Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1862 ratings

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1 stars 1/10

There is something wrong when you admire most in the album is its cover, and nothing more.

Excuse me, I tried but could not. Emerson, Lake and Palmer are not for me. From what I've heard in the progressive rock, these are the worst group of all. Pompous, arrogant and cold. There is no hint of emotion in his music - just technical proficiency. What will it show your skills if the music does not reach the heart of the listener?

And the music is awful. I repeat: AWFUL! Emerson should be the most annoying keyboard I've ever heard. I have nothing against the Moog synthesizer, but the way it is used here in Brain Salad Surgery unnerves me! And there are still people who dare to compare it with Rick Wakeman. Logically, this beats! I am also unable to support Lake singing, because in my opinion the only place where he had a decent song was In The Court of Crimson King - luckily he is skilled in the work of guitar and bass. And Palmer is a good drummer, but not equal Bruford, Collins or White. His style sometimes reflects the pomposity of the band, as evidenced by Toccata - and this I think is not good.

These men could fail to be less technical and inject the least emotion or character in their music. Somehow they tried to do homage to classical composers (Karn Evil), but these must be turning in his grave with tremendous undone! 1 star!

voliveira | 1/5 |


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