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Easy Livin
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1 stars Dancing down a slippery slope

The previous album "Circus" had been disappointing, but, "Counterpoints" found Argent slipping further down the slope.

For me, it paralleled Jethro Tull's "Passion play" in more ways than one. The dancing analogy aside, both albums drift aimlessly from start to finish, devoid of inspiration. In this case, the album represented a sad end to a once great band.

Musically, "Counterpoints" is a confused mish mash of jazz rock and pop rock. The song-writing is lamentable, not helped by Rod Argent's rather ineffective vocals.

As an aside, it is worth seeking out an album by a band called "Phoenix", which included 2 of the former Argent band members. The first track "Easy" in particular showed that the spirit of Argent lived on.

Easy Livin | 1/5 |


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