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Jean-Michel Jarre


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3.91 | 339 ratings

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3 stars So JMJ has been allowed in..really?? JMJ's prog credentials are a little fuzzy to say the least.Anyway to the music.....The first peice is pleasingly built up from a understated beginning.Much like the start of life various strands come together and start to form something.Then we go into Part2 and that's when it gets going.The grandiose design is well realised.Then we get a fall off a bit on Pt3 although the last little bit suggests that something important has happened..but what exactly? I love this abstraction.Pt4 was the bit that spawned a big hit single and that video of all those Penguins (rememeber that??).Pt5 is quite a lengthy peice that dosen't seem to quite come through for me.JMJ struggles to make a statement.The final peice is very nice,nothing earth shattering.Overall this is ok but his next 2 albums were an improvement as he developed the ideas further.
richardh | 3/5 |


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