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3 stars I'm trying to tackle the Bill Nelson catalogue and so far (four months or so) I've gotten familiar with maybe near half of his solo records. It's an enormous undertaking as I think I have over fifty of his solo works and counting. Anyway, Astral Motel is Bill's soundtrack for the first Nelsonica gathering that became an annual event. It's typical Bill, lots of modern machines with programmed voices and almost dubstep like accompaniment sometimes. Still, he seems particularly inspired here and this ranks among my top Bill Nelson releases so far, I like the title track a lot, and this is short and succinct unlike many of his records. I decided to make it my first review of his albums because I think this is where I'd steer the uninitiated if they asked me to recommend an album that reflects his entire body of work and is accessible.

I like all Bill Nelson so far, his eighties new wave thinking romantic rocker period is creative and his guitarcentric albums are creative and interesting also. Bill really is an intriguing figure in the rock guitar world

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