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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 233 ratings

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3 stars With Ginger Baker joining on drums and Tim Blake bringing his exceptional synthesiser skills back to the Hawkwind mothership, Levitation is something of a comeback album for Hawkwind, who had ended up in a bit of a creative rut in the preceding years. Bringing back the heavy guitar and bass-driven songs of the classic Hawkwind sound to an extent not heard since Warrior on the Edge of Time, the album is a reasonable reminder of what made Hawkwind great, even though it doesn't quite hit the standard of the band's glory years. With a much greater focus on instrumentals as opposed to the sparse vocals, the lyrical focus of the Robert Calvert-fronted albums of the past four years give way to a re-establishment of the band's original musical vision. Most Hawkwind fans would be well advised to give it a listen, particularly those turned off by the band's direction on albums such as Quark, Strangeness and Charm or PXR5, but at the same time it doesn't quite break into the top tier of the band's releases.
Warthur | 3/5 |


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