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Bee Gees - the interesting years

Reg Utterley-Boaring "obdewlla-x"
 
Odessa
Odessa
"Their most ambitious, and best.  It's all here - prog-rock ('Odessa' itself), country, folk (check out 'Marley Purt'), and the best of their psychedelic-lite pop (the rest) - but no disco!"
First
First
"Equal parts Beatles melody, Kinks whimsy, Mike D'Abo nuttiness and Stevie Winwood soulfulness ('I Can't See Nobody' is a neglected classic). Just try to ignore certain lyrics."
Horizontal
Horizontal
"Too many of sobbin' Robin's ballads on side one (though 'World' is essential)  - its the more rocking second side that justifies it. ('Earnest...' is much better than its title)"
Idea
Idea
"Almost recaptures the first album's delightful Beatles/Kinks/white soul blend.  Lyrically there's still too much whimsy and meaninglessness. (Well, they do call 'em the Brothers Glib...)"
Best of 2
Best of 2
"Skip the bland, ballad-heavy 'Cucumber Castle' CD - its highlights are here, plus non-album singles ('My World') and the best of the rest 1968-72."
The Best of the Bee Gees Vol.1
The Best of the Bee Gees Vol.1
"A straight-up hits collection, yes - but a couple of songs don't appear on the above discs. What a pity they didn't put both best-ofs on one CD."
2 Years on
2 Years on
"Their most varied post-'60s album, and despite that Beatlesque hit, it's nearly the equal of `Odessa'"
Trafalgar
Trafalgar
"The emphasis returns to ballads (`When Do I' and `Trafalgar' are standouts), but this is their last near-great LP."
To Whom It May Concern
To Whom It May Concern
"Ambitious but disappointing - most songs (even the ghastly 'Cabbages...') feel like clones of the earlier ones - but if you've got this far, you'll want it anyway."