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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.09 | 611 ratings

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4 stars A what in the ocean?

A Tab In The Ocean was Nektar's second album and a great improvement over their debut. While the debut album was very much of it's time and could have been made by any one of a large number of contemporaries, A Tab In The Ocean is an album that stands out as quite unique. It was with this album that Nektar began to find their very own distinctive sound that they would carry with them until the present day (in a number of different forms). The biggest difference between the two first Nektar albums is perhaps their discovery here of their melodic sensibility that was clearly a bit lacking on the debut. It would improve even further on albums like Remember The Future and Recycled, but A Tab In The Ocean has much more melodic and memorable songs compared to the Journey To The Centre Of The Eye.

The songs from this album would become strong live favourites for the band. On a recently recorded live DVD that I have, called Pure: Live In Germany 2005, all the songs from this album are performed!

There is not much more to say, I think. While I enjoy Remember The Future and Recycled more, A Tab In The Ocean is also highly recommeded!

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