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SHEET MUSIC

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3.69 | 117 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3,5 stars really!!!

Second album from this tremendously gifted quartet (all four actively participating in the songwriting, and not necessarily in pairs either as the later duo would have you believe), which is slowly developing its capacities at writing incredible rock hits that they would splash the airwaves with. There are a few more interesting moments for the investigating proghead such as Wall Street Shuffle, the hilariously tacky Hotel, and most of the songs are inventive and I get a feeling this quartet was in heavy competition with Queen

The songwriting scope is now reaching Queen's spectrum, with Wild Old Men that could've easily been on the Opera album, or Clockwork Creep approaching some Avant Prog that Forever Einstein would gladly call theirs, the hard-rocking Silly Love (could be on Queen's debut). On the prog rock side of things, the lengthy (relative, but clocking in at 6-min30) Hollywood is capable of catching your difficult taste for good arrangements, ambiances, and Baron Samedi is an intricate guitar-lined rocker with incredible percussions. Great stuff (does that sound like .... a mellotron at the end), great track, great group!!!

Definitely a step forward from the debut, Sheet Music is not quite yet 10 CC at the top of their form, but no doubt this would come, soon. If you ever find their first two albums on one Cd, go for it. If not, stick to this one from their early period and forget the debut. Please note, that I have not heard the remastered and re-bonused track version of all of 10 CC's albums

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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