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PERFECT STRANGERS

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.41 | 411 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars 5/10

This was certainly a highly anticipated return ... but is far from meeting my expectations.

Aside from their self-titled 1969 album, I have an appreciation for all that this wonderful banda works composed between 1968 and 1975, before his long hiatus of nine years. I'm too young to feel the excitement that many felt when they heard the back of banda, and still in its classic lineup: Mark II! Unfortunately I feel what many felt: a twinge of disappointment.

The album is regular, but not nearly as appealing as its predecessors. It was for everything to work, no? There are many captivating moments here, but most of the album is purely generic. Only the title track, which was the band's first song I heard (the first version of Dream Theater and then the original), retains its brilliance and reminds me of the past. The impression I have is that the band gave to the sound of the '80s, and even that was a decade in which I like very much the musical level, Perfect Strangers is still far below what was offered to our ears in those years.

2.5 stars, rounded up by goodness.

voliveira | 3/5 |

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