Saturday, July 10, 2010

22. Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

Counting down my favorite 25 albums of 1970:

Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

Spirit is an inspired band at the peak of their creativity on this album. Although they have some fun experimenting on this album, they never wander into pretentious prog-rock territory. The most popular track on this album is the environmental ballad "Nature's Way", a sweet folk-rock melody that's atypical of the trippy psychedelia that makes up most of the other tracks, but since the album explores so many different styles and genres, it's impossible to define any one of them as typical.

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