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4.15 | 319 ratings

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4 stars This album puts on display a more acoustic, more raw rock version of The Strawbs. It also exhibits a more 60s-sounding production value. I happen to enjoy this less-electric enmeshed sound--it makes for a much more consistent sounding and feeling album. Though the band would peak, in my opinion, with the perfectly blended Ghosts in three years, Grave New World is a wonderful album of truly folk-founded progressive rock.

Favorite songs: the two amazing anthems, 5. "New World" (4:13) and 1. "Benedictus" (4:25) (10/10); the TULL-like "Heavy Disguise" 4. (2:53) (9/10); the psychedelic 3. "Queen of Dreams" (5:32) (9/10); 7. "The Flower and The Young Man" (4:18) (9/10), and; 6. "Hey, Little Man" (1:07) (8/10).

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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