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Don't believe the hype!
on 2 March 2017
I fully expect to get loads of negative votes for this comment from die-hard jazz fans who believe that criticising this iconic album is tantamount to heresy. But this review very obviously isn't aimed at them, since they're bound to own the album already: it's meant to help prevent other non-jazz fans from making the mistake I made i.e. wasting my money on what, to non-aficianados at least, is really just another jazz album.
All those people who say this is the one jazz album that even non-jazz fans will like must be jazz fans themselves; because there is absolutely nothing that I can hear which makes this different from any other similar album. Yes, if you're a fan of the genre, you'll probably love it and deem it to be an essential 5-star buy. But if not - despite what any so-called experts may say to the contrary - don't expect to be converted: you'll almost certainly dislike it just as much as you dislike every other jazz album.