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Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 1829 ratings

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5 stars This album is the flawless epitome of Canterbury Scene.

When I first heard this album, I thought the first half was rather plain. Honestly, I didn't like the lyrics for "Golf Girl" or "Love to Love You." But when I began to digest the first half of the album, the solos and improvisation abilities of the band finally hooked me onto the album. Every solo is perfectly placed and flows beautifully, and the bass lines groove perfectly. Winter Wine is easily the best on the first half of the album. Richard Sinclair's vocals shine here, and the lyrics are excellent.

Nine Feet Underground is probably my favorite song (you can see my bias here). Some people say that the whole thing doesn't work together, but I think entire 22 minute song fuses the separate parts together masterfully. I can't even begin to describe what a masterpiece Nine Feet Underground is. The melody lines are extraordinarily memorable and the execution is flawless. The harmony and the way the band works together is unparalleled in any other Caravan song, and possibly any other Canterbury band. Listen to it yourself to see.

porkperson | 5/5 |


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