Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Wishbone Ash - Argus CD (album) cover


Wishbone Ash


Prog Related

4.24 | 711 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars 8/10

Argus is everything a fan could ask for hard rock - and add a few touches of prog and have at hand an album worthy of being on this site. I have a soft spot for these hard rock bands of the '70s and '80s, but I must confess it took for me to hear this album. Oh, what a mistake.

I never hear about Wishbone Ash were it not for ProgArchives, so for once I'm grateful this site exists in my life - if not for him I would not know 10% of the bands I know and love today. WA is no exception. While I do not share the opinion of those who claim to stand before a masterpiece I think is an injustice to give a low rating. The twin guitars of Andy Powell and Ted Turner are the highlights here of course, creating the best passages, but Martin Turner is a good singer and runs down a very present (see Something World, where he takes the lead in the second half of the song) and Steve Upton really shines with its drums.

As for music, I can say without fear that the first two really fascinate me more - I can clearly remember them for the rest of my life, while the same can not be said of the other songs (which does not diminish their value, shoulder). Time Was is really an epic nearing the 10 minutes who starts acoustically simple acoustic guitar and vocals, before evolving into a heavy guitar riff that dominates most of the rest of the music - and I have to say that his last two minutes are amazing! Sometime World follows the same modulation, with an introduction somewhat melancholy but from 2:24 it changes completely into something more lively and energetic. But do not be fooled by my words, anyone can prefer other songs, as they have the same style hard-rock classic that I know that many will enjoy.

4 stars!

voliveira | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this WISHBONE ASH review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.