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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

2.79 | 87 ratings

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2 stars Even if Nic Potter and Dave Jackson are present on this work, their presence didn't bring the extra kick I was expecting (but it is not the first time that it happens).

Song writing is not really great, I'm afraid. Peter only doing the minimum service in several occasions. The first two songs obviously, while the title track brings us back in the world of VDGG and pleases me a lot more. Hectic, chaotic, noisy, vomited vocals: you get the picture, I guess.

The man is even flirting with AOR (!) with "Celebrity Kissing" which is not truly my cup of tea. To say the least. You can easily press next. Same applies to the ugly heavy "Where The Mouth Is". Probably the poorest one of this album. But so far, little gems are sitting here.

After another disappointing "The Great European.", I have to say that the next "Planet Coventry" sounds better. More powerful, like in the good old Graaf days, if you see what I mean.

These are the sole moments during which I could bear this album. Unfortunately, such moments are too scarce even if the closing and longest song from "The Noise" is another of such numbers.

This album is definitely not recommended for newcomers (but which Hammill's album is meant for newcomers?). But even as a veteran, I am not convinced by this average album. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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