Brain Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
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Based on 70 ratings
1973 Ratings: #36
Liked by 5 people
November 19, 1973 / Release Date
LP / Format
Manticore Records / Label
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**@TreyLikesBands' 100**

This is straight up a case of this not really being my thing. Brain Salad Surgery is very technically competent with sound performances, but this just isn't the type of sound I really fuck with personally. I can fully understand why somebody whose more of a proghead with fall in love with this record though. Take this rating as more of a "this isn't in her lane" as opposed to "oh this is legitimately mid".

FAVORITES: ... read more
Like most albums I listen to, I really like the stupid shit. Here we have some great dumb stuff in the form of songs like "Benny the Boxer" and other songs that have this fun "prog rock meets ragtime" feel. The playing here is not only technically impressive, but it's fun playful spirit is infectious.

The problem is everything before Benny, kinda sucks. "Tocota" is experimental music gone wrong, with it's "let's see if this works." feel that I can't ... read more
All starting with a grandiose but satirically purposeful performance of the old English poem “Jerusalem”, Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s brilliantly crafted and masterfully executed record “Brain Salad Surgery” is more than just another album from the group. It’s a social statement, representation, and snapshot of the time it was recorded. Some may say that it’s a warning, too.

The second track is a stern, unrelenting tone shift so early on in the album. ... read more
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big brain surgery is the fourth studio album from english progressive rock band emerson, lake and palmer released in 1973, and damn... iss kinda cool ngl. i have listened to a good amount of lot of prog-rock, i'm no expert, but i've been a pretty big fan of some of the better known prog-rock acts and album such as pink floyd and in the court of the crimson king by king crimson, but i've also disliked some, with the first one coming ... read more
If this was "the show that never ends", then I wouldn't mind one bit
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Added on: April 3, 2014