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Ozric Tentacles

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3.72 | 22 ratings | 4 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc One
1. Jurassic Shift
2. Myriapod
3. Saucers
4. Wob Glass
5. Coily
6. Sultana Detrii
7. Sunscape
8. Eternal Wheel
9. Vibuthi
10. Sploosh!

Bonus Disc
1. Oolite Grove
2. Ashlandi Bol
3. Iscence
4. Pyramidion
5. Spyroid
6. Neurochasm

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OZRIC TENTACLES Eternal Wheel (Best of) ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(59%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by patrickq
3 stars At first I was surprised that this album/group was not listed as Progressive Electronic, but rather as Psychedelic/Space Rock. I understand that each band is classified under one and only one subgenre, and that bands change styles over time. Still, the songs on Eternal Wheel, which is a best-of compilation, seem to hang together; this didn't seem to be a band that has changed genre. But upon repeated listens, I began to see Ozric Tentacles as equal parts electronic-based outfit and jam band.

And while I've never been much of a fan of "jam bands," this group is pretty good. Since I've had and enjoyed this two-CD "best-of" set for more than ten years, you might think I'd search out more Ozric Tentacles. But I never have. I guess at some point during the second disc, around "Vibuthi," I feel like I've heard all this band has to offer. I've liked it, mind you, but two CDs is about the perfect quantity.

The songs are a good mix of energetic and mellow (but never too mellow). The drumming is strong, most songs have a solid bass line, and there is often a sequencer part, which together gave me the sense that this was more of an electronic-progressive act. But there are also a number of non-western instruments, and some decent electric-guitar shredding. There are no vocals.

Having given this one lots of spins, I'll say this is solid and enjoyable, but not essential.

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4 stars Ozric tentacles is probably the most amazing appearance in the last twenty years of progressive rock. Totally instrumental, they made a multitude of good songs, each having its own identity, offering unique harmony of sounds, visions and perspectives. I personally tried to make their best of, ... (read more)

Report this review (#282207) | Posted by Bilkaim | Sunday, May 16, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Let me start by saying: This music rocks!! So that there's no confusion there. But, "best of"- albums needs to be judged much harder than "originals", otherwise most "best of"-albums would be five stars, just because the songs are good. This compilation is not very logic, since there is a tota ... (read more)

Report this review (#59401) | Posted by 1971 | Wednesday, December 7, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars While a 2 disc set could hardly do this band justice in terms of a 'best of' compilation, what is represented here is superb. Properly remastered at Abbey Road Studios, sound quality is the best these tracks have ever sounded. The tracks selected by the band are well chosen. I do wish that dis ... (read more)

Report this review (#32035) | Posted by | Monday, October 4, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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