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Easy Livin
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4 stars Archive in the Archives!

I'd never heard of Archive until I picked up this album dirt cheap. The cover is enough to put you off, with it's 70's style US school yearbook photos.

Once you get past that though, the album is worth picking up for the first track "Again" alone. Those who enjoy the earlier work of Porcupine Tree will find much to satisfy them here. The song is similar in some ways to Porcupine Tree's "The sky moved sideways", with its hypnotic rhythm and building themes. The rest of the tracks do not achieve the high standards of "Again", but are nonetheless, of a consistently high quality. "Goodbye" is a more commercial ballad with bite, maybe hints of Bowie.

The version I have differs in terms of presentation from that shown above in that it has seven tracks, but some of the track lengths are longer with for example "Goodbye" and "Now and then" simply becoming "Goodbye".

Easy Livin | 4/5 |


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