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The Pentangle


Prog Folk

3.41 | 39 ratings

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3 stars Reflection is a rather sophisticated folk album with slight prog related tendencies: the songs are not really progressive though. Country and blues elements are slightly present. The loaded songs are rather delicate and mellow, and the EXCELLENT acoustic bass jazzy rhythms, which is a strong point on this record, give a warm dimension to the overall music: I find the bass less present than on the Sweet Child album. Jacqui MacShee's voice is excellent, as always, and it also constitutes a strong point on this record. The similarities with Fairport Convention, Trader Horne, Trees and Fotheringay are obvious, except that the psychedelic dimension is not really present, and the rock/hard rock dimension is about inexistant. The tracks are not extremely spectacular, and they all sound a bit the same. Globally, the album is good, but definitely do not retain the attention, since there is a feeling of deja vu involved. Some rare banjo, harmonica and sitar arrangements embellish the tracks, but I don't think it is sufficient to rate it 4 stars.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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