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Matching Mole


Canterbury Scene

3.56 | 22 ratings

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2 stars Good, but Totally Unnecessary

As a big fan of Matching Mole, as well as the Canterbury Scene in general, I can safely say that these recordings should only be for big Matching Mole fans and perhaps Canterbury enthusiasts in general. Not to say these recordings are at all bad, in fact the performances are good and the sound quality is solid. My main negative with this album is simply that the performances are too similar to the studio and live versions, and there aren't even any new songs are even covers to compensate for this. The fact that this album totals in at a mere 26 minutes also doesn't help.

2 stars seems to fit perfectly for these recordings; "Collectors/fans only." If you're new to Matching Mole, check out self-titled debut first, it's fantastic. After that, Little Red Record and the Cuneiform live albums, March, and Smoke Signals. If you own all four of those albums, the BBC recordings are useless, spend your money elsewhere.

Mikerinos | 2/5 |


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