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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1584 ratings

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4 stars ELP's lyrics can get kinda pretentious in my opinion, and my opinion strengthens with the opening track "The Endless Enigma/Furge". However, the music is quite good. Then comes "From the Begining". Then "The Sheriff", about an out-law in the ol' west who escapes and kills his captor, the sheriff. This one I quite enjoy. Then comes ELP's great rendition of Aaron Coplabnd's "Hoedown". Next is the tile track, a nice love song. In contrast, the next track, "Living Sin", is about complete and total lust. I remeber it as the "Coca-cola-cum" song in referance to a line in the song that always seems to stick out. After that is "Abaddon's Bolero", my favorite of the album. It's the same riff over and over, each time adding a new instrument, eventually becoming a big wall of sound.

My favorites off the album:

"The Endless Enigma/Furge" Lyrics are some-what pretentious, but great music.

"The Sheriff" Just a fun little song.

"Abaddon's Bolero"

To conclude, this is a 3 star. It's got some great songs and some stinkers. If you like ELP, you'll like this album.

smartpatrol | 4/5 |


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