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WINDOWS IN THE JUNGLE

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2.24 | 40 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars 10CC is working hard to produce another studio album. But at this time, the band is no longer successful. The last album to chart was "Look Hear" (Nr. 35 in the UK charts).

And the only thing that I can say is that very few songs here would justify their reputation. Some interesting essays like the long opening number "24 hours". The reggae "Feel The Love" does not probably belong to their best compositions. They released some of the genre after "Dreadlock Holidays" (like "How'm I Ever Gonna Say Goodbye", " on "Look Hear" and "Overdraft In Overdrive" on "Ten Out Of 10") but this one is really poor. Next ? Yes, press next.

A melancholic ballad is awaiting for you. Very pleasant sax from our dear friend Mel Collins ("Camel", "Crimson".). Not bad but truly mellowish. Mel saves it. We are even revisiting the good "10CC" repertoire with "Americana Panorama" as well as during "Working Girls". Very good vocal harmonies (and god knows they can write these) and a good journey back in time.

The good work keeps on during the pop and melodic "City Lights". Not a great song but more complex. Well in the style of some of their earlier work. I guess that the pair Stewart-Gouldman must like reggae music since we get again one song of that kind with "Food For Thought". It is not as bad as Feel The Love" (which was difficult). Nice vocal arrangements.

After this release, the band will make a very long break (about ten years) and surprisingly come back as a whole (with Godley and Creme). But that's another story.

This album is not great. A few good songs, several average ones and a poor one. Not enough to make a good album. IMHHO, it is their weakest album so far and the long closing "Taxi! Taxi! is not helping to raise my rating. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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