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Aardvark - Aardvark [Aka: Put It In Your Pipe And Smoke It] CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.38 | 93 ratings

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3 stars A nice English band who unfortunate was drowned out by the success of other bands.

Aardvark originally consisted of Kirk and Kossoff before they formed Free. That means Aardvark is a rhythm'n'blues band, then........ ? Not quite. Their sound is based in rhythm'n'blues, yes. There is also strong elements of hard rock here. Early Deep Purple is a good reference and so is Captain Beyond and Uriah Heep. But there is also strong elements of The Nice and ELP here. Very strong elements. And the same goes for some strong elements of Pink Floyd. In short, the sound is a great vintage sound which really warms the hearts of those of us into this sound.

The quality of the tracks is good too. Not everything here is good, but songs like the opener Copper Sunset would make anyone happy. The first part of this album is generally great with a lot of ELP references. Unfortunate, the quality drops a bit at the end.

To cut a long review short; this is a good album from a band who time forgot.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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