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Happy The Man

 

Eclectic Prog

3.48 | 89 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This album is very difficult to digest.

"Happy The Man" were hardly a catchy or interesting band during their first two albums. To imagine that they would release a masterpiece out of the blue, is probably far beyond expectations.

Actually, this one is somewhat shy in comparison with their debut as well as "Crafty Hand". To cope with the raving reviews about this band is something I can't live with. IMHHO, this album is just a collection of self-indulgent music.

Tasteless, without inspiration nor feeling. This is what is going to hurt you for over than fifty minutes. And believe me : it is quite a long and painful exercise. "Who's in Charge Here" is such a poor moment. Press next, the best option. For sure.

Weird and passionless music all the way through. "Shadow Shaping" being only one out of many examples. The jazzy beat of "Run into the Ground" is not a great experience either. "Footwork" being a repeated and useless effort. "Press Next"T.

Frankly the only partial good song featured here, is "Such a Warm Breeze". The closing number FYI.

At least during the instrumental intro because once the vocals enter the scene, it is as boring as the rest. Pastoral fluting for a while.. But don't expect any great stuff because you won't find it here. Mental masturbation. Maybe. No more.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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