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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.07 | 179 ratings

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2 stars "PFM" could not release a poorer album than "Jet Lag". Their most jazz-oriented effort so far and by far my least appealing "PFM" album (rated one star).

This album won't revive the grandeur of their past great albums but at least several songs will be fully respectful of the Italian prog genre which they should never have abandoned.

But let's not be fooled. "Passpartu" is far from being a great album. Very few outstanding tracks (close to none actually). "Se Fossi Cosa" being my favourite song of the album and probably the only one to be able to compete with their best work.

The folk-inspired "Passpartu" is also one of the enjoyable moments of this album. But it can hardly be compared with their great work of the early seventies.

Jazzy mood is, at times, back again on this album. There is nothing I can do about this. I don't like it and I wouldn't have expected an Italian symphonic band to perform so much jazz. This is not my type of music and I would never review a TRUE jazz-oriented band (even if according to PA, "Santana" is categorized into the jazz section. Which is pure heresy). In this respect, "I Cavalieri del Tavolo Cubico" is my worst instant on this release.

There will be some pleasant songs on this album; of which "Su una Mosca e Sui Dolci" is my favourite and the only to be considered as a highlight. Full of poetry, nice guitar mood and strong bass playing as well.

I am quite amazed to have spoken about "Santana" earlier on because the closing number "Fantalita" is partially Latin-rock oriented. At least during the first half (which is the only interesting part.).

This album is just average and far from their previous masterpieces or great albums.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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