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3.43 | 151 ratings

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3 stars Traffic's second album finds them appreciably tightening things up compared to the rather more rough and ready Mr. Fantasy. The production values are notably better, the songwriting is more disciplined, and the band don't seem to be falling over themselves to prove their psychedelic credentials. What emerges here is technically proficient folk-tinged, blues-tinged rock music which hasn't yet hit the extended jamming of later albums but which is a reasonably entertaining listen in its own right, as well as pointing the way to more ambitious works to come. The overall effect is like a soft rock counterpart to early Led Zeppelin circa Led Zeppelin III, since they are working on waving similar influences into rock music but coming from a smoother, gentler, more pop-based foundation.
Warthur | 3/5 |


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