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National Health


Canterbury Scene

3.72 | 62 ratings

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2 stars I take it there are different kinds of National Health fans; those who love the looser, jazzier pastel tones of the Canterbury sound, the listeners who appreciate the tighter, classically-inflected work, and those that love it all. This album will appeal to the Canterbury lovers and is a tasty tidbit of jamming from the band after the incomparable Dave Stewart had left. I am in the second group of NH fans...I treasure their carefully constructed stuff from the Queues period and, sadly, couldn't wrap my arms around 'Playtime'. Plus, I'm into Dave Stewart and sorely missed his sophisticated undertow supporting an otherwise pleasant but undistinguished sound.
Atavachron | 2/5 |


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