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5.0 out of 5 stars Nektar at their best!!, 24 May 2002
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This review is from: Sounds Like This (Audio CD)
This is the album that really shows Nektar at their best. Recorded in the studio in Germany in only 2 days it gave the band the chance to show the sounds they were capable of producing without the pressures of a live audience or a 'studio recording' with all it's deadlines and quality controls.
They really let their hair down with this one and it clearly shows that they are enjoying every minute.
Roye Albrighton (guitar) really demonstrates his incredible dexterity and gets his guitar to make the kind of sounds that lessor guitarists can only dream about.Origonally a double vynil release, this is a fairly long album and can leave you quite tired out by the end, but only in a good way. It can be hard to find something worthy to listen to next.
There is an exceptionally clever bit where a piece of Beatles music is worked into the set (Norwegian Wood) and the way it's slotted in is pure genius.
There is also an excellent drum solo by Ron Howden in true 70's rock tradition.
This is a thumping good rock album with Nektar covering a large number of their early classics.
'A day in the life of a preacher' is truely amazing. '1 2 3 4' with it's ripping guitar takes you on a roller coaster ride of screaming riffs and jabbing chords like only Roye knows how.
If you consider yourself a Nektar fan, then you must have this one in your collection. It's also a great album for anyone who likes early screaming rock indispersed with flowing ballards!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music...but the sound?, 4 Nov 2013
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Mr. M. J. Moses "meirmoses" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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The good: Nektar make great, progressive rock music that falls outside of the usual cliches and tweeness. Their music is raw and certainly not overproduced. Each album brings with it something new to explore. ....Sounds Like This is a really accessible, enjoyable almost mainstream album of very catchy and sometimes downright explosive and exploratory tunes.

The bad: Musically there is nothing wrong here. However, this 2013 re-release on CD just sounds a bit murky - lacking audio 'crispness'. Is it the (non-existent?) remastering or ori? I'm not technical nor an audiophile and I'm usually not one to complain, but this does distract somewhat from the enjoyment.

Overall recommended for the music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like this, 18 Jun 2013
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Martin Kidd "WahWah Rabbit" (Surrey UK) - See all my reviews
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This fantastic album is well covered by the previous reviews. I have to agree with every word that has been said about it. Its awesome....I have listened to this band for many years and am the proud owner of all their albums. I've lost count of the times I have seen them live. This is what this album reminds me of so much.
I know 'A tab in the ocean' and 'Remember the future' are also fine works, but for me, if I had to choose just one Nektar album, this would be it. Time has not aged this classic and even though I know every second of it backwards, it still gives me goose bumps.
Roye albrighton's guitar work is outstanding. Screaming solo's and clever use of his Wah Wah pedal, make you think his guitar has so many more frets than anyone else. And although he has more strings to his bow, he's pretty quick as well. It was seeing him live back in the seventies that made me pick up a guitar. Roye...I'm still working on it!!
I have to admit that some of their other work is not as easy to get into, so be a bit careful when buying it, or it will end up in the collection with only one play. Sunday night at London Roundhouse is a little cracker, so is Live in New York and the follow up, More live in New York. Work yourself into the rest after giving these and the previous albums I've mentioned a listen.
Well, that's my lot..Only one question remains..Do you believe in magic?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly fresh!, 17 April 2013
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This one is the hidden gem in the Nektar canon. Although it is not a remastered edition, it has a very good sound quality. And the numbers on this one is absolutely top drawer. So buy it, You won't regret it!
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