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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.14 | 1663 ratings

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3 stars Trilogy ? 1972 (3.2/5) 10 ? Best Song: The Endless Enigma part II I think for once in my life I'm agreeing with the vast majority (and more importantly that schlock- face Robert Christgau) in considering the ELP fanaticism to be little less than a joke with a good ending. Greg Lake's voice is rarely, if ever, given the due and space it needs to flourish and actually add a world to the experience. Keith Emerson's keyboard jams are akin to my own drunken after-work stumbling in the dark trying to stab my front door to death with my rusted old key. Damn trailer parks in the darkness! But lo, what sun through yonder wind-breaker rises? It is the yeast, and George A. Romero likes honey buns. ELP like to add classical movements into their music riding on 'floats in the air on a piano' Keith Emerson. I will never on my life deny this man's ability to play. He unequivocally destroys me at my best (I play a little saxophone), and for that I respect his talent, but as a songwriting, I'm certain there are pond snails with more emotional resonance. Take 'Fugue' for example. What nerve is this song intended to hit upon? All it does is bore me a little. It's just a little piano flourish. Do folks think they're smarter for listening to this? That could be it. I am NOT trying to spark controversy, here. I'm not saying the band is awful, I'm actually saying they're quite consistent. This Trilogy album is a halfway house between Tarkus and the debut. It has a little personality (no heart though), and a load of pomp. The boys can sure spar up a tune, but they aren't masters of the subtle melody, now are they?
Alitare | 3/5 |


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