Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Traffic - Traffic CD (album) cover




Eclectic Prog

3.43 | 131 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

2 stars Somewhere in the middle of the psychedelia of Mr. Fantasy and the jazz-folk of John BarleyCorn Must Die, is this release by Traffic. While it is a little bit light on the prog, iit is noteworthy release in that features a prominent contribution from Dave Mason. Although Mason is indeed a renown singer/songwriter, within Traffic he falls a little short of the magic he would achieve as a solo artist. Subsequently, Traffic falls short of its own magic as well.

Among the highlights is "You Can All Join In", a pleasant little ditty penned by Mason. "Pearly Queen" shows Traffic at their bluesy best. "Feelin' Alright" is brief moment of glory for Dave Mason, and "Forty Thousand Headmen" is pure folk heaven. Aside from the classic Traffic sound of "Cryin' to be Heard", not much else on this album is noteworthy. Therefore it is recommended only to die-hard Traffic fans

jimidom | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this TRAFFIC review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives