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The Soft Machine


Canterbury Scene

3.69 | 38 ratings

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4 stars This album of all Soft Machine albums was my second purchase, after the critically aclaimed Third. I've decided to take time and break it down into good qualities and bad qualities:

GOOD -Improvational skills were incredible for all 4 players. Especially for Elton Dean. He could even be better at Sax than some old time jazz players. -Unique blending of style and mood swings. The progression from Eamonn Andrews to All White is one of my favorite moments in music. Period. It builds up to a point where the sax lets loose. -All of the songs written by Ratledge & Hopper were good.

BAD -Hard album to get into, you may have to listen to it a couple times to understand. -The songs composed by Elton Dean aren't anything special -Confusion in some parts -The bass wah pedal was not put to good use

But the album basically reigns supreme to some albums on this site and is highly recommemded.

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