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3.63 | 936 ratings

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3 stars This is very strange. Moonmadness was a fantastic album, with the only fault lying in the vocals. Camel found a solution for the problem: Richard Sinclair. The man behind Canterbury-scene greats Hatfield and the North might not have the best voice, but it's a good voice, not to mention far better than Andy's, and he wrote great songs. So, this should be Camel's undisputed masterpiece right? Right!

But it isn't...

Why? Apparently Camel decided that they should try out commercial music. Oh, they also decided not to use Sinclair very often, which was a poor move. This album is weak. It starts out all right, but descends into mediocrity or worse after track one. Some of the compositions aren't bad, but they have unexplored potential (they unlock it live). It's just disappointing to see that they had a shot to make another great record, one that could solve the problem of their near masterpieces (the vocals, if you haven't been following).

Camel's qualities are starting to disappear.

Moatilliatta | 3/5 |


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