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Traffic comes to a standstill...
on 18 July 2017
Traffic's final album is not their best. True, they never made a bad album, but on this one you can feel the inspiration waning, and the final 3 tracks are bloody dull. Earlier, there is a reasonable variant on the sound they'd been essaying since 1970, best track perhaps being the jazzy 'Graveyard people'. 'Dream Gerrard is also sort of good, but at 11 minutes it is a rare - unique, maybe - example of Traffic over-extending a particular riff. Of their albums, I'd pick any other to play as opposed to this if I was in the mood for some Traffic.