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STRAWBS

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

3.15 | 84 ratings

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Archangel
2 stars Strawbs is debut album from the British folk/rock group called Strawbs, released back in 1969. It's mostly acoustic sounded and although not so bad it is only a shadow of the music they are going to make in the years to come. First song "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" is trying to attract attention with its lyrics and catchy poppy sound and although not so bad it is nothing really special. Other songs worthy of mentioning are "All The Little Ladies" reminds me of piggies from the Beatles. Some parts of the "Pieces Of 79 And 15" sound nice. "Tell me What You See In Me" melodic acoustic ballad with sounds of both Arabic and Indian in it is probably best song in album. Another ballad "Oh How She Changed" is full of melancholic melody. "Or Am I Dreaming" is also nice song . It has that catchy sound of 60's. "The Battle" second highlight of the album. It's a folksy mini epic. I cannot say that even one song here is bad, album is full of nice acoustic melodies but in other side there is not even one song that is special in any way. All together I thing it is fair to rate this album as Collectors/fans only.
Archangel | 2/5 |

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