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PURPENDICULAR

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.68 | 392 ratings

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snobb
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3 stars I don't think Deep Purple was prog band even in the great beginning of their career. After some line-up changes and full box of weak albums, at least they made some better music.

Album is recorded in almost classical line -up ( only Steve Morse participated instead of Blackmore). The music is real rock, without flirting with pop or other sweet noncenses. For sure, it isn't their melodic and energetic explosion of early 70, but I believe that the album is their best work for two last decades of XX century.

In fact, all the album is listenable. There is no surprises, new ideas or sounds at all. But at least it's good classic hard rock ( in Deep Purple style) , and many their fans will be happy with it.

Don't think this album will be interesting to anyone searching on innovations in music. But for old DP Army this is latest to time (2009) still quality album of their beloved band.

snobb | 3/5 |

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