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3.77 | 584 ratings

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3 stars Following up a masterpiece like In the Land of Grey and Pink is nearly impossible, and Waterloo Lily is not as good as itīs predecessor. They have a much more jazzy and jamming sound on this one.

First of all I would like to say that the order of the songs are all wrong on Waterloo Lily. They should not have placed the lengthy and jamming instrumental Nothing at all /It's coming soon / Nothing at all (reprise) as the second song on the album. This one should have been placed as the last song. Itīs very jazzy and destroys the mood of the album. There are two lengthy jams on the album, the aforementioned Nothing at all /It's coming soon / Nothing at all (reprise) and The Love in Your Eye of which I think the latter is the best. Itīs more soft in the sounds. Iīm not that impressed with that one either though. I find it rather boring. The rest of the songs are more vocal orientated except for Waterloo Lily which is a little of both. I think Waterloo Lily is without a doubt the best song on the album. Itīs a Caravan classic. The rest could have been outtakes from In the Land of Grey and Pink. I like Aristocracy though, itīs a nice little song. The world is Yours is a little too silly for me.

Because of the high level of musicianship and the flawless playing I will give Waterloo Lily 3 stars, even though I almost gave it 2 because of the lacking composition skill. This was not a good surprise.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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