Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Album of the Day

Stock, by RPWL (2003): I have a bad habit of buying the "wrong" album when checking out a new band. I get the album that's generally regarded as a weak or atypical effort or end up with some sort of leftovers collection. Such is the case with Stock, a collection of material that didn't make it onto RPWL's first few albums. In this case, however, it worked out. Although there's not much here, what there is - a very Floyd influenced proggy sound (the first track is Barrett's "Opel") with some really nice instrumental interludes - was enough to get me hooked. Their next album, World Through My Eyes, is really good, if a bit overstuffed.

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