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Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 1829 ratings

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5 stars This is the top Canterbury album on the top 100 list by quite a few places (42 at time of writing). It seems I'm here to help it along.

Golf girl - Not prog at all, but hey, it's fun and it sounds good. Not fantastic or anything, but very solid. Bound to scare off plenty of people looking for pure prog on the album. 9/10.

Winter wine - After the slight delay, they jump right into the prog and it sounds fantastic. The standard difficulty between figuring out who is doing the solo (be it P. Hastins or D. Sinclair) takes place often and it's certainly not complaint worthy. Some will tell you this is the only good song on the first side of the album. That's not true, but it's still the best one. 10/10.

Lovely to love you - The concept for this is terrifying. Three minute pop song with not much going on? Bleh. But surprisingly, it's quite good, similar in vein to the first track. Again, not fantastic, but pretty good nonetheless. The flute towards the end is a bunch of fun. 7/10.

In the land of grey and pink - I don't know why they made the title track the second shortest song on here, but whatever. This is kind of like a combination the sound (and average of the lengths) of the first and third tracks... except it's about drugs instead. I love the art though. Once again, it's split between the first and third tracks... 8/10.

Nine feet underground - Essentially, this is 80% semi-pointless soloing, with the occasional vocals making up other parts of the song. But to quote Elzar, who was quoting Emeril anyway, "Bam!". I love that kind of thing. This is quite a piece of work and something I feel like I could listen to all day long. For that compliment to come about a nearly 23 minute long epic, that's saying something. 10/10 for this masterpiece.

I was originally going to give this a four, but decided it was too good for that. So I'll hand it a five. Get ahold of it as soon as possible.

dagrush | 5/5 |


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