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The Moody Blues


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3 stars To Our Children's Children's Children ? 1969 (3.4/5) 11 ? Best Song: Gypsy

Two in one year, a very important year at that, and both of 'em are a couple of winners (one very minor). I can dig it. I don't dig that this is some sort of unparalleled super album, though. How much pot do you have to smoke to think TOCCC is superior to DOFP or my glistening nutsack? It's rad and tubular (bells) and I can listen to a few songs off it in rampant succession and still want more, but it's no goddamn perfect record. Seriously, every singly web review seems to take this album like a work of majesty. Starostin, Prindle, McFarrin, all of them cite this as the band's highest point. But I swear to gobsmack, I don't understand. The classical motifs are back with a vengeance, sure, and it's definitely the best album SINCE Days, but let's not get carried away here.

Maybe it's because I heard the one first. I dunno. I really like the album for crying out loud. 'Eyes of a Child I' has some great singing and 'decent' orchestration. There's some slick stylistic diversity, and they never try and give you too much to handle. It just seems less important than what I'm looking for. The silly concept this time is aging and immortality, but it could just as well be about burgers and fries. In fact, I'd prefer that. This is professional, exciting, and 'Gypsy' sort of rules, but it never really impacts me as a full album. Maybe it's 'Beyond' and the 1960s wiener rock they keep clinging to. Great tunes, though!

Alitare | 3/5 |


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