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4 stars Every once in a while, a "super-group" can get it right. But there are so many times that their egos get in the way and you end up with a disjointed sounding mish-mash that is not at all enjoyable. This is definately NOT the case for Oysterhead. Three great musicians from three great bands (all three of the bands in my all time favs by the way), Trey Anastasio from Phish, Les Claypool from Primus and Stewart Copeland from The Police (all start with "P", is that a coincidence?) put together an amazing album of great music. Hard to believe they can work together so well, but they do. What you have here is a very cohesive set of very listenable progressive rock noise. Humor and seriousness and technical expertise are combined into something that shouldn't work, but works beautifully. As most other people, I had my doubts about this album before I heard it, but I finally broke down and added it to my collection, and from the very beginning, I was very pleasantly surprised. Is it essential? Not really, but it is definatley excellent and should be considered a part of every prog music collection. Amazing stuff. The most amazing thing about it is, it actually works and it works very well!
TCat | 4/5 |


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