Soft Machine - Third
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EMR
94
Soft Machine's Third is completely worth the cult status it receives up until this very day. It is a mammoth of an album consisting of four lenghty tracks that show the legendary band in its hayday - Robert Wyatt as the main composer (and vocalist on the more stripped down "Moon in June"), playing everything from drums to piano, organ and bass on a few tracks), Hugh Hopper with his fantastic, breathing basslines on the more jazz/rock-oriented cuts ("Slightly all the Time") ... read more
JayCrackers
90
Absolutely amazing, such a mind exploding journey with some of the most interesting and complex passages to even comes out of the Canterbury Scene and the technical display is insane and although the songs are quite long they never lose any engagement and keep such an hypnotic and mysterious atmosphere to create one of the biggest cult albums out there and for good reason because Third is completely amazing.

Track Review

Facelift 8.5/10.
Slightly All The Time 10/10
Moon In June ... read more
daFigz
98
For those unfamiliar with the British Progressive Rock movement during the early '70s, the music generated by bands such as Genesis, Gentle Giant, PFM, Van der Graaf Generator and Soft Machine was generally dismissed by critics and loved by a small, loyal fan base comprised of music nerds and [hip] stoners. The music is legendary in that even today so much of it has weathered well and sounds as exciting now as it did 40 years ago. This Soft Machine release, "Third" is one hell of an ... read more
CheapandLethal
95
Exceptional
Benny
95
#48 Of Jamal's Top 100 Favorite Albums

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Added on: November 13, 2014