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4.16 | 153 ratings

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5 stars I daresay at the moment I appreciate "Bells, boots and shambles" much more than their debut album "St. Radigunds" (which maybe takes less time to grow it on you). It's also good news for those who didnt expect anything worth attention after a weaker album "Old boot wine".

"The Furthest Point" is easily one of the best songs Spirogyra ever made. It starts with long a beautiful intro and later turns into a several nicely joined different parts with no strict structure. I only wish the guitar which finishes the song sounded a little bit longer.

"Old Boot Wine" and "An Everyday Consumption Song" are probably the most melancholic acoustic tracks with some good lyrics sung by Gaskin.

"Parallel Lines Never Separate" reminds of previous works by Spirogyra, even some demos. Yes, it's another typical song you can expect from them.

"Spiggly" could definately been longer. You start enjoying its great melody, and here it finishes.

"The Sergeant Says" is kind of a political song and holds perhaps the happiest tune on the album.

"In The Western World"... could there be any possible better way to end the album? Probably no. Spirogyra proved to be very strong in creating "epics" (as "The duke of beaufoot" in St. Radigunds", as "World's eyes" in "Old boot wine") and this one is simply perfect - full of emotions, lightly flowing melodies and lots of beautiful psychedelic moments.

Conclusions? Get it, buy it or steal it. Recommended for everyone, even for those who are not that keen on folk.

Ragana | 5/5 |


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