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Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick 2 (aka: TAAB2) CD (album) cover


Ian Anderson


Prog Folk

3.75 | 429 ratings

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3 stars I've listened the full album through their Facebook page yesterday (on a promotional act by the band that streamed the whole album there), but the official release date is April 2nd, and hummm...

The album is not bad, far from that, it's an ok record. Ian Anderson and his vocals are still good as always, his flutes and acoustic guitars don't even need comments. And the new guitar player is a very good musician.

But, as usual on the records today, the album has no depth, I'll explain, I was not expecting the 70's all over again, no I wasn't, you can't turn back the clock, and it's good, but here,keybords can be hardly heard, they're in the background as if it was something. The bass player, like 99% of the new guys, uses too low sound and just follows music, no cleaver bits at all (oh how I miss Jeffrey Hammond Hammond and his pick sound). But, the main thing, the drummer, is he dead? No excitement at all, like if he was here just for the payment day.

Everything's very professional, but lack of passion that a good record requires to get you by the heels. I'm not saying that it should be the same as 70's, cause it shouldn't, but on that period there was passion for the music they were doing and I don't see it in here, maybe with exception of the guitar man.

ProgShine | 3/5 |


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