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2.85 | 135 ratings

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2 stars Bitter by Bar...

It's clear that Caravan were trying to enter into the mainstream area, but it was not their pot so the result is just another brit-pop album with songs who could have been performed by the Abba.

Effectively the lineup contains just half of the original one and the composing skills at this point seem to be decreasing at each new release.

This album is good for a ride by bus with all thess easy things in the background covered by the motor's noise. Nothing to pay attention to.

The songs are not so bad to be disturbing, but they are totally empty. Before listening to anything barely interesting we have to wait for the intro of "The Last Unicorn". However its only merit consists in not having the brit-pop flavour of the previous songs, but it's not so good to save the whole album from its mediocrity. Another song that sounds good enough is "Man In A Car", and in general the B side is really better than the A side as it happened with Cunning Stunts, but it's not enough and even in side B things like "Let It Shine" keep the level low.

This album is no more than a collector's item.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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