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Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

Small Faces

1968

Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

Album Summary

Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the third studio album, and only concept album by the English rock band Small Faces. Released on 24 May 1968, the LP peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts on 29 June, where it remained for a total of six weeks. It ultimately became the group's final studio album during their original incarnation (and the last album to contain solely new material until the release of reunion album Playmates in 1977). The album title and distinctive packaging design was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tinned loose tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden.

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Rating

3.03

Votes

4691

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

man, that was amazing. super cool, especially for 1968

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Thu May 13 2021
4

I really enjoyed the album. I'm a sucker for weird psychedelic experimentation. However, this album is probably one of the weaker psychedelic albums I've heard. I got strong AiW vibes from the album, especially with the narrator coming in and out on the second side. It opened strongly with the title track. Nice transition from Afterglow to Long Agos and Worlds Apart. My favorite tracks are Long Agos and Worlds Apart, Lazy Sunday, and Journey. Would definitely trip to this.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
2

Gets progressively more annoying.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Great first track.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

The front half (or the first side of the album) stands up as some really great psychedelia from the 60s and the second half delves into a more progressive rock format with several songs coming together to make a long "medley" and tell a story. Using a bit of backwards logic, the front half has a bit of a Tame Impala sound, only except some of the mix isn't as perfect as other contemporary artists and artists of the 60s. Personally, I think there's a lot of heart to this album, and I will be coming back to this on a regular basis. Highlights: 1, 2, 5, and 6 (and 7-12 for those who want a combination of Yes and 13th Floor Elevators). Right after I wrote this, I went into the stereo versions. I should have started with them in hindsight, but sometimes mono can be cool for older stuff. I was already going to rate this a five, but I can't wait to listen through it again.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

This is my fucking shit Such s fun concept for the second half; incredibly both vocally and instrumentally; timeless classic

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Reminded me a lot of The Beatles in that quirky way. Very British sounding. Perfectly pleasant, if a bit odd, background music.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Surprisingly good. Definitely not something I would have searched out on my own.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Weird but good. Trippy

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Probably not something I'll revisit, but also surprised at how much I'm enjoying it.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Side B was REALLY something!

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Really enjoyed this one! Definitely on the ‘to buy’ list now! Love a bit of psychedelic rock! Mad for it!

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Fri Jul 23 2021
3

Good... It was a bit much at times though. I think the wackiness sometimes surpassed the actual quality of the music, and relied too heavily on Unwin's unintelligible narration for the second half. Enjoyable and fun - just not great

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

The album starts off okay, a reasonably decent instrumental to kick us off followed by Afterglow (Of Your Love) which is great. The next track is filler, feels a lot longer than two and a half minutes (partially because it does that thing where it fades out and fades back in again). Then Rene, a song about a prostitute at the docks which if you'd told me was from a Monty Python sketch I would've 100% believed you... at least until it spends a couple of minutes at the end in a long, drawn out, instrumental finish. Song of a Baker is better, great guitar in this. Lazy Sunday is next, this is the one that is miles ahead in the Spotify listening numbers, but it's like Madness trying to do prog rock. Kinda catchy, but not great. Then we change tack completely. I had a quick google and this is the other side of the album, which I guess gives them an excuse for a stylistic change. Lots of narration, and the worst of prog rock weirdness. It's a gibberish fairy tale about someone looking for the other half of the moon, consulting a fly and a tramp. There's the odd interesting instrumental bit, but it's 50% narrative and just strange. Just about squeaks a 2 for me on the strength of the first couple of tracks.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
1

Truly terrible. It's like Pink Floyd meets Monty Python.

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Mon Aug 16 2021
5

An all time classic. Still as good as it used to be.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
5

Never heard this 60’s psychedelic album, I was missing out.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
5

I cannot believe this band has existed for 50 years and I never heard them. This belongs up there with any of the baroque pop that was being produced in the 60s.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Never listened to this in its entirety before. I should have done. It's brilliant.

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Mon May 09 2022
5

So good, could've been released yesterday and I wouldn't have known the difference (except for the wild stereo mix which I love to hear in albums of this time). Heaps of comedic writing, doesn't take it's self too seriously and the loose concept is engaging.

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Wed May 25 2022
5

One of the best albums ever. One of the best intros ever and Stanley Unwin's narration makes the whole second half a joy. Every track is a summery classic, and Steve Marriott is an amazing frontman - I love singing in a natural accent. I loved it before, and listening today I love it even more.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
5

holy shit, every song is a 10/10 honestly, this album is too good for this 5 star scale, jesus christ, I love this

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

A brilliantly innovative album.

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Mon Jul 05 2021
4

Enjoyed the second half more than the first. Really weird spoken word portions but enjoyable

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Sat Apr 24 2021
4

Skoent 60 tals lir

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Tres bon ! J’aime le style et les chansons sont diversife en gardant une bonne ligne directrice 4*

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

This is actually a very playful and lovely record. First disc is just ok 60s rock, but Big fan of Disc 2 and the Tale of Happiness Stan.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

3.9/5 Great classic rocks vibes and music. I could buy this album

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

What a deeply weird record! This was a really fun album to listen to, especially following a fairly safe outing like Urban Hymns. I have to admire an artist that goes out of their way to make something so strange with such commitment. And it wouldn't work if they didn't have the songs and musicianship to match. Lost half a point because I found the narration on side two kind of grating as it wore on. 3.5/5 Favourite tracks: "Afterglow" and "Lazy Afternoon"

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Sun Mar 21 2021
4

The album has genuine moments of grandeur and inventiveness; however, it is held back by the random asides of the story it is trying to tell. Also, every now and then the cockney accents are a bit too much to stomach. All of these issues though are overshadowed by the overshadowing of the Stereo mix and creativity of the actual songs.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

Prog rock and then some. A step below the Pink Floyd's and Who's of the world.

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Wed May 19 2021
4

Title track fucking rocks This album has some dull spots but it is psychedelic as hell, too much narration though :/

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Good early psycadelic rock album. FW it

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Wed May 26 2021
4

I enjoyed this. Way more than I initially thought. The 60s sound wild

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Was a bit weird, but near the end there were these stories that I really liked hearing! The diction and rhetoric they used were crazy and it seemed to have some flow but I didn't track it all that well. I'll have to listen again to understand!

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

Rock psicodélico sesentero. En algunas canciones recuerda a los Beatles.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

Fun album from a band I've never heard before. Psychedelic Hobbiton folk rock? Why not.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

Surprisingly good, extremely British. Some jams in here! Too many sketches for my liking.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Really enjoyed this one, especially the first side and the first track. 4*

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Wed Nov 03 2021
4

Ok, it was a good album. It’s was mellow and felt. I could listen to some of these songs again.

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Thu Nov 04 2021
4

Pretty good, I liked it

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

A playful and warm psychedelic journey. I really enjoy this sort of thing.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

I like the general vibe, the basslines are tasty. I like the concept album format. The songs that veered into psychedelia were my favorite, in particular "The Journey."

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

Such a great sound, the drums, the bass, its so cool. A psychedelic experimentation, but sonically not as polished as others of the time. 4/5 - Already have it on vinyl (mainly due to the cool cover)

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Mon Nov 29 2021
4

Very good and way ahead of its time, though the whole fairy tale/nonsense dialog elements of the last half just muddled the B side for me.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Not bad, but hard to find

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Wed Dec 22 2021
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs:

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Fri Dec 24 2021
4

Dobra psihodelija (prva strana albuma) u kombinaciji pozitive i spoken worda (cijela druga strana albuma) - jako simpatična priča, bajka, to mi je i presudilo za ocjenu. Volim kad u albumima ima nekakav koncept - kao ovdje u drugom dijelu albuma, ali naravno ne smijem izostaviti prvi dio jer je također isto dobar. Glas koji priča, taj govornik ima dobar glas, kao da slušam nekakvu priču iz crtića kad sam bio mali na kazeti, ali je na engleskom.

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Thu Dec 30 2021
4

Further proof that back in the day, Itchycoo Park had the best drugs.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

Really fun and heartfelt rock/spoken word stuff. The opening track was the perfect start to this album, I loved it!

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

Interesting .. especially side 2

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

Love me some 60s psychedelic rock 4.5/5

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Beatles vibes

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Это какая-то история. Нихуя не понял, но очень интересно.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
4

I enjoyed this album. I can see how it influenced psychedelic rock.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Funky title, funky band. A bit special really. Bet deep down Blur would have swapped everything they ever did to have released something this original.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

chique

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Mon Mar 14 2022
4

Brilliant opening track. There's strong work on the rest of the album. Many reviews here suggest Python connections with the narration and themes of the music - we should realise that this album was recorded (should one say compiled?) well over a year before Python was first broadcast. Python were Oxbridge - small faces came from East London and the language and cadence of the narration are, while clearly not being Polari, are very much Polari-esque and steeped in music halls the Pythons would absolutely not have known, except by academic interest. The album is definitely worth a listen, and whilst undeniably a concept album, has enough great music to be worth dipping into again. Not faultless, the novelty aspect of it won't reward repeat plays in full, nonetheless I'd say a solid 4/5.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Nut indeed… also a fairly eclectic range of psychedelia covered on this LP. This week’s word is ”eclectic”

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

De va håårt man….. på någo sätt påminde de mig om gamla dagar….

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

Yeah this was good.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
4

What was that?

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

I haven't listened to this album in many years. I bought it in my late teens, during a psychedelic phase. I preferred (then) side 2, with its interstitial tale of Happiness Stan and more whimsical songs. Listening to it now, I prefer the tougher side 1, which is (I think) a more transitional piece between the Small Faces and the bands to follow (Faces, and Humble Pie). This will definitely be getting more play from me.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Crazy album! I actually really liked it. Very cool psychedelic rock experience. The narration between tracks is a bit bizarre, but that only adds to the wild experience.

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

En tant qu’amateur de rock progressif et de psychédélique, je ne peux que me réjouir de découvrir cet album. On entend bien, par exemple, ce que « Supper’s Ready » doit à « Happiness Stan ». Les Petites Faces n’ont pas la finesse de Genesis, mais c’est bien correct comme ça.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

The first disc was forgettable. Nothing special, just regular psychedelic-ish rock. The only good song on that half was "Lazy Sunday". The second disc absolutely saves the entire album and carries it to a 4/5 for me. I love stupid concepts and a guy riding a giant fly to locate the other half of the moon is something I can get behind. It was strangely nostalgic and reminded me of old fairy tales (something they were probably going for). Best songs: "Lazy Sunday", "Happiness Stan", "Mad John", "HappyDaysToyTown".

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Great, but slightly mad.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

was a bit annoyed with the voicing at first but towards the ongoing album it became quite endearing including the narration elements

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Groovy stuff

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Ah, the psychedelic 60s. An extra star for the poetic ballad on side 2

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

yes!

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Sun Jul 31 2022
4

Briish af, stupid but good

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Fri Aug 05 2022
4

It was wierd but good

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Enjoyed it.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

Very modern sounding for the sixties, the recordings are good and jolly. A nice album by the Small Faces.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
4

So 60s it would sound like a parody if it came out now. The whole second half, with weird narration and short songs, showed a whole different way of making an album.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

Obviously, a weird album but great musicality and tone

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

Surprising. Trippy vibe not too far from Tame Impala.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

The first half of the album felt like store-brand Kinks to me, but I warmed up to it once the "Unwinese" narration started. Quite enjoyable overall! Fave track - apart from the narration bits, "Lazy Sunday" is quite fun.

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Mon Oct 12 2020
3

2 half-albums. The first side is a stone classic; the second side is a spoken-word psych mess. Maybe there's good stuff in there, but it is hiding behind all the other fluff.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

Quite an interesting record. The first song really captivated me, and I liked that the band decided to really tell a story throughout the album. However, towards the end, I wasn't into it sonically...as much anyway. 3.5.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Psychedelic, poppy, very whimsical. Not really a strong opinion on this one other than "it was fine". The skits in between were a little weird, but I didn't hate them. Favorite tracks: "HappyDaysToyTown", "Rollin' Over"

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Tue Jan 12 2021
3

Pretty fun, catchy tunes. Sounds of the era. Last track (B-side) is epic.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

3/5

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Psychedelic rock

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Wed Jan 20 2021
3

This album had some really cool, psychedelic songs! The title track could be straight from a Tame Impala record. Some of the later tracks weren't quite as good, but a fun listen for a band I never heard of.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Ein typisches Psychedelic-Album, wie man es in den 60'ern so gemacht hat. Wenig störendes, ein paar ganz interessante harmonische Wendungen, die man noch mal studieren könnte. Gute 3 Sterne.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Definitely an unusual album with a bit of spoken word. Sounds like it came from the 1960s, so it sounds very period. Being unfamiliar with Small Faces, I didn’t know any of the songs, but my three favorites were Rene, Afterglow, and Song of a Baker.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
3

Very eccentric album. There is some interesting story being told in between the songs(admittedly, I don't understand some of it but it is a neat way to portray an album) the songs themselves are pretty good. Nice light/folk-y rock/psychedelic rock. It was an enjoyable listen and the story that came in between the songs was weird but fun.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
3

Typical 60's British rock. Sounds like the Beatles. Fun though. More trippy/exciting than others. I'd probably listen again.

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Sun Feb 21 2021
3

Meh. S’okay. A little weird.

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Sat Jan 23 2021
3

Not really my jam

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Nice, quirky little album. Cool that the guys are from Liverpool

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

I like the psychedelic sounds they incorporated into the songs

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Fri Mar 12 2021
3

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

I liked it. Fun goofy little album

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

interesting UK group. might be worth a revisit.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
3

With this one you clearly need context, the aim could not be so easy to get... there is one review that says its Pink Floyd meets Monty Python. I laughed hard with that. Although it’s true, to me it’s not that bad

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Psicodelia de alta calidad en un grupo que se desmembró en su época de éxito. Había escuchado canciones sueltas pero nunca un album entero. Muy interesante. Empieza bien con "Ogden's nut gone flake"y "Afterglow". Pero también "Rene" y sobre todo "Lazy Sunday". Interesante.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
3

Pretty trippy and not really my cup of tea. Huge volume of songs, with the second half being an unusual story. Became just background music and surprising this was so highly ranked.

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

The first songs are pretty common, nothing special. The second part gave me a "Lord of the Rings" vibe that was very cool and justified a good rating for this album. I probably will not listen to it again anymore, but it was a good experience.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

I'm not really familiar with mod music outside of early Who albums. This was good listen and probably deserves a second and third closer listen while checking out the lyrics.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

Myslalem ze znam te male twarze, ale jednak sie mylilem, bo traki z jakimi ich kojarzylem to glownie itchycoo park, czyli dostali nalepke psychodelicznych beatelsow, tworzacych pocieszny rokowyalbumik pop, na co wskazuje pierwszy albumik ktory byl dosc randomowym zbiorem kompozycji czesto pozyczonych od innych arystow, tak moje zdziwienie, ze tutaj konceptowy krazek, pierwsza czesc jest szolkejsem szerokiego wachlarza stylow jakie chlopaki sa wstanie zagrac, otwieranie instrumentalnym, naprawde ciezkim jak na lata 68 rokowaniem, tak samo jak na song of a baker, gitarki sa naprawde ciezkie i stoja w kontracie z smoothowymi klawiszami, pomiedzy tymi trakami nie moglo zabraknac ballad milosnych, jak na afterglowie, no i jest jeszcze zamykajacy te strone lazy sunday, kawalek o dosc nietypowym brzmieniu, za sprawa wykorzystaniu przez wokaliste typowego brytyjskiego slangowania czy tez samego dialektu, przypomina mi kawalek my perfect cousion od undertonesow, natomiast druga plyta to czysta psychodelia, no i tutaj pojawia sie ta konceptowosc albumu, bo cala strona to historia happinesowego stana, czyli ziomka ktory tak mocno szukal brakujacego kawalka ksiezyca, ze az sie doszukal szczescia i sensu zycia, klimaty mocno kwasowe, sa to raczej dosc krotkie traki ktorych budowa jest dosc powtarzalna, bo piosenki otwierane sa przez narratowa ktory prowadzi historie sama, tak jak z czytanki dla dzieci, posiada on jakis subtelny podklad podczas tej recytacji, nastepie fejsy wchodza z trakiem wlasciwym, ktory jest zakonczony powrotem narratora zamykajacym calosc, slyszalem juz gdzies podobne wykorzystanie narracji, ale raczej to nie byl rock, a raczej jakies murzynskie rapersowanie, gdzie naratorem byly filmowe sampele, ale z czyms takim sie jeszcze nie spotkalem, projekt ambitny i widocznie byl zbyt ambitny, zeby przebic sie do mainstreamu, bo jest to ostatnia plyta fejsow przed dezintegracja, ktora wynikla wlasnie z tego, ze nie mogli zrzucic swojego popowo beatelsowego imidzu na rzecz czegos bardziej wlasnego kompleksowego stylu tworzenia muzyki, zapomnialem wczesniej wspomniec, ze calej plyty przesluchalem w mono, istnieje takze wersja stereo, ale jest to raczej pseudo mix, bo slychac ze nagrywane to bylo z mysla o mono, no i sa to lata 68, wiec czasy gdzie stereo tylko dla bogaczy, a nie dla kazdego, ale mono wersja brzmi tak jak brzmiec powinna, wiec wybor w tym wypadku jest dosc oczywisty, dodatkowo spotifajowe wydanko zawiera w sobie trzecia plyte na ktorej sa instrumentalne wersje i wczesne tejki, calej nie przesluchalem, bo jest to ponad 2 godziny materialu, ale ciekawa rzecz sprawdzic sobie ulubione traki i ich prototypy, do tych ulubionych trakow ktore trafia na plejke naleza lazy sunday z pierwszej strony i the journey z samowej opowiesci

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Thu Feb 18 2021
3

So so album. Some good stuff but, overall, just okay

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Pretty good like it Hard to follow the cockney storytelling

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, Afterglow, Rollin' Over Cutting Edge: Rene Overall Notes: Gets a little too kooky for its own good for the second half, but the first half is good unpredictable psychedelic rock (especially Afterglow). The second half is not terribly listenable though because of the gobbledygook voiceovers so idk how this could be one of the best british albums of all time. Bumass brits.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
3

A super fun psychedelic journey from start to finish. I just wish the production on this thing wasn’t so rough, it really does the album a huge disservice in my opinion.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Ogden's Nut Gone Flake seems like a rare case of an album that feels so essential and influential, but somehow never really comes together for me. Some great tracks, and the narration is original, and while I've seen it done on other records since, definitely has a purpose here. I appreciate the experimentation and a few of the stand-out tracks. Fav Tracks: Afterglow and Son of a Baker. Rating 3/5

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

There was no shortage of good psychedelic albums emerging from England in 1967-1968, but Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is special even within their ranks. The Small Faces had already shown a surprising adaptability to psychedelia with the single "Itchycoo Park" and much of their other 1967 output, but Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake pretty much ripped the envelope.

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Fri Jul 16 2021
3

Bit same-ish

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

First side: well, that's pretty interesting and proggy. Second side: What the ... ?

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Tue May 25 2021
3

I could really do without the storytelling parts on Happiness Stan, but liked this way better than the Faces album.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

This trippy Rock album was fun to listen to.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

There are some cool guitar sounds happening, and I like how scrappy and raw this sounds, but otherwise this is just fine.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

A bit of a strange album, but the music is pretty decent.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
3

Weird album but I kinda liked the jams

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Mon Jun 21 2021
3

Weird. Very weird. But fun also.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

it was ok.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

Nice early psychedelic sounds. Very Bri' ish.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
3

24. Cada hora é chinesa. Água mole em testa dura. Ping. Pong. Bola na rede. Ping. Pong. Goela com sede. Pongpingpingpingpingpongbloop. Um alicate resolve a fuga. MotA: Lazy Sunday "I'm happy just to be with you"

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

Some classic tracks, but others have dated a bit

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Mon Aug 09 2021
3

Rock maar het klinkt een beetje chaotisch dus het spreekt mij niet erg aan

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

boh non l'ho ascoltato praticamente, pero sembrava carino, ma non fa per me

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Sun Aug 22 2021
3

It felt like two different albums. The first half was rock-ish and very 70's-like, of which I thought was fantastic. However the second half was a bit like a children's story with a narrator and child-like songs, of which I thought was weird and wasn't cohesive with the first half. Favorite track: Afterglow of Your Love

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Tue Aug 31 2021
3

Loses a point for too many skits

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Steve Marriott has a great voice. Although I prefer his work with Humble Pie, this was very good just not as bluesy.

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Mon Oct 25 2021
3

Remember it and enjoyed it.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
3

Rolig och rätt bra!

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

This type of Brit-rock of the era in general doesn't do much for me. It's like if the Beatles never moved past their early works.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Leppoisa pläjäys.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Not bad, if I want proggy stuff though, needs to be weirder

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Thu Dec 16 2021
3

A concept album that if released today would pop up on some indie station. Their psychedelic sound is pretty chill and easy to listen to. Didn't really enjoy the speaking parts throughout the album - but I guess that's what you get from a concept album. Best: Long Agos And Worlds Apart Worst: Happiness Stan

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

A new band and new music for me. I listened with headphones, and the band did a few interesting things with the stereo recording. Some of the music was odd, but not completely off-putting. In general the music seemed to fit somewhere between early Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues. The very last track, "HappyDaysToyTown" reminded me of Donovan's "Mellow Yellow". I'm still not sure what to think about this album other than that it is okay.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
3

Odd album but not bad overall, definitely unique

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Muchly enjoyment made was the twisty turny razzle dazz of goodly phras-ed musics. 3.6/5

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Mon Mar 21 2022
3

Interesting

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

Not bad but nothing special and I'm unclear why it's on this list

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

Groovy right out of the gate, from literally the first note. Raw, ragged and rollicking, the Small Faces made a big sound and seem to be having a big time doing it. More garage-rocky than trippy or psychedelic, the all-out drum rolls and coruscating hooks and crunches, are nicely complemented by the keyboard flourishes and committed vocals. The music is great overall, but the spoken word story is silly and adds nothing, knocking this down to a 3.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
3

ambitious conceptual album, decent psychedelic sounds

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

Well, shit. This is the most aggressively British album I've heard in a while. It was all right, I guess--enjoyable catchy songs mixed with forgettable, so-so tracks. Fave track: Lazy Sunday. It has a jaunty yet cozy sound to it.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

Pretty fun album with some catchy melodies. Not heard much of these guys but I'll probably seek out more of their albums.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
3

04/19/2022 Wild opener; thought my headphones were fucked, lol. Was really digging this until the bizarre narration begins. Wish I could have listened without all that!

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

I had never heard of these guys. Pretty fun psychedelic-rock album. The flanger/fade effect on the title track keys/synth sounds very modern, kinda reminiscent of Tame Impala. Afterglow is a surprise banger, super digging that one. The rest of the first half is basically standard psych-rock from that era. The concept/story through the second half is pretty silly, but points for trying. I don't think I've even seen a half-concept record before, so that's something of note. Overall I find the recording quality to be not great, the cymbals are quite washy and a lot of the big hits sounds echo-y, especially in the acoustic sections like Rene or Mad John. But it's an old album, I'll give em a pass. Fav tracks: Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, Afterglow

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

Bizarre. Psychedelic. Electronic. Interesting. This album is very experimental, and includes some production techniques I have never heard on a record this old. I was very intrigued by the first half of the album, but got fatigued/bored through the second half. I was also not a fan of the spoken gibberish towards the end of the album. Very cool and inspiring, but not a keeper for me. Fave tracks: Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, Rene

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

The more quaint and quirky British tracks I’m getting on here the less appealing I’m finding it. Some great music on here, in parts but knocked back down by the silly little spoken word stuff and messy use of faze and effects.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
3

Weird psychedelic nonsense. The parts without the talking sound damn good. Best track: Afterglow

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Wed May 18 2022
3

A mixed bag, reqlly enjoyed some of it. The narrated bit was up and down though, but i did enjoy the giant fly being tickled.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Weird but cool vibes

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

Pretty ok

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

The fucking narrator 😒

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Bello, parte subito psichedelico.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
3

Weird album, but cool

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

DemaPsychedelic rockpsychedelic pop. Muchas canciones repetidas.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
3

It is a good album, but certainty a very interesting and strange album. I got a little overwhelmed at times, but was very intrigued at others. I though enjoy other psychedelic albums and other concept albums from the era better.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

More generic 60s rock,but nothing bad about it

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

What an odd, fun bird. Genuinely loved “Afterglow” and the drum sounds on most of the straight ahead rockers. The hard turns to cockney drinking songs and spoken word intros gave the whole thing a feel like I was flipping through the channels on a UK tele back when there were only three channels. I felt like it didn’t finish strong but the journey was interesting.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

Very much of its time, but charming for all that. Really thought the chirpy Cockney hokum on the big single would bug me more than it did. Decent variety of styles on display here too. Yeah, I can dig it.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
3

This is a tough one. That opening sounds way more modern than I expected. If Fat Boy Slim never sampled that, then he's lost a step. None of the tunes stuck with me, but I enjoyed listening to all of them. I liked the exact level of weird humor here. It never took itself too seriously, but it also wasn't a parody - at least not a parody of anything I could recognize. The production is over-saturated and carries a great groove most of the time. If the songs were just a hair more catchy, this would be an essential album for me.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

This album was fun. I can't say much more about it. I have no real critiques or compliments. It was just fun.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

So fun. Solid classic rock album, good drum solo, and those delightful narrations throughout. I think Mad John or lazy would be my favorite.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
3

Nice albulm and very different for rock.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
3

The title track is the music from the excellent trailer to GTA 5. Everything else I really didn’t connect to.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

"Nut Gone Flake" is a phraseI don't want to see, say, read, or think about. This album isn't bad, tbh. Pretty unremarkable..

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

This is nuts, kinda dig it

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

cool psych but i can't hack that second side with the narration

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

started strong, fell off

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

Personally I loved the storytelling especially the interstitial bits. For 1968 what an innovative album.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

I guess there are some good moments here, but overall it's just kind of "meh" to me. Maybe it's my shitty computer speaker, but it didn't sound great, like the production was just so-so. In summary, it's not bad but also not super interesting. 3 stars.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

November 4th, 2022. Alright. Some really good songs there. Some sleepers. Ruined a bit by the weird mixes (both mono and stereo).

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Tue Feb 09 2021
2

Britisk 60’er rock, fortællende, folkeligt

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Sun Nov 08 2020
2

Not for me

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Mon Jul 05 2021
2

The spoken word bits are absolutely diabolical, so terrible, just a disgusting thing to have on a record, no need for it, one star docked for extremely poor behaviour

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

Weird and quirky, just not necessarily my thing. Decent though.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
2

Eh

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Wed Apr 14 2021
2

2.5 - afterglow and lazy sunday

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

De tantísimos grandes discos que salieron entre 1965 y 1970 nunca había oído hablar de este. Por algo era. Dos estrellas porque I'm biased with the genre

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

interesting vocals and fun instrumentation

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Fri Jan 22 2021
2

Basically a cheap Beatles album to me. The noises were weird but the instrument parts were good.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

Naja :P

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Fri Feb 05 2021
2

I can picture the retirement homes dancing to this.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
2

Buena onda, pero nomas

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Sun Jan 24 2021
2

Clásico de los 60, trataba de imitar la corriente de imitadores de los Beatles. Bueno...

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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

It/'s crap

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Tue May 18 2021
2

Some good songs and some psycoledic music but not really outstanding, favorite song Afterglow, Odgens Nut Gone Flake, Rollin Over

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Interesting and weird album

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Sat Jun 05 2021
2

Old British rock album that was rather unappealing. Many of the songs go by without anything exciting happening. 4.1/10

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Wed Jul 14 2021
2

I dig the goofiness of the cover art and "Lazy Sunday". The first instrumental track was pretty dope as well. Overall it's just not quite my cup of tea. 🌟🌟

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Wed Jul 21 2021
2

This is an extremely inconsistent album, there were too many spoken word sections with subpar lyrics. The instrumentation on some of these tracks were going crazy cant lie. Did not enjoy most of this record I'd give it a 4/10.

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Sun Jul 25 2021
2

Ok this is from 1968 and has a super goofy cover, it's gonna be psychedelic or folk rock, maybe both. Not exactly a wild prediction given that's the genre every second day here, but whatever. Baseline 2/5 and it's gonna need to rEALLY impress to get any higher, just because I'm bored to death of these bands being in this list. Ok and yep, psychedelic nonsense. I will admit it's well played; at times I'd almost say this is a precursor to stuff like Genesis a few years later, but in this case the whimsy and narration just annoys me. It annoys me in the same way the mighty boosh annoys me. The "quaint Britishness" of it just gives me vibes of rainy days, grey skies, grey streets, grey buildings, and baby poo-coloured minis driving on said grey streets. This is the soundtrack to staying in a hotel with no heating and rotting century-old wallpaper that's about the same poo colour as all the minis. The 2/5 stays, just because it has the good sense to only go half an hour, and it honestly isn't so bad it gets a 1 - it's just mildly annoying, and they probably didn't know any better at the time.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

Face like a smacked arse

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

This could have been 3 star but for the stupidity of the second half. Shame.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

I would have tolerated the gibberish more, if the music was better.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
2

A real turd of an album. 1.5 stars.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
2

Outoa progea mistä ei saanut oikein mitään irti. Periaatteessa mukavia melodioita ja taitavaa soitantaa silloin tällöin, mutta negatiiviset seikat peittoavat positiiviset. Parilla kuuntelukerralla mieleen jäi Afterglowin kertosäe ja Lazy Sunday. Nämä ilmeisesti olivatkin levyn hittibiisit. Peruskakkonen.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
2

Perusrokkia 1960-luvulta, ei mitään ihmeellistä. Vähän hapokkaalta kuulosti, mutta ei kuitenkaan ihan mitään käsittämätöntä haahuilua.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
2

It's such a shame that the recording of the best track on Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, its title track, really is not up to standard. For a 2018 remaster, a stereo version at that, I expected a lot better. From what I can hear between the awkward bits of narration, it like the Kinks but worse on every aspect. I see no reason to give this any other rating than a 2/5.

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Sun Sep 05 2021
2

Silly Fun Song orientated They are having a good time Like to hear church bells Not keen on these pianos Like the spoken word bits The Journey is the best song on here Sounds like a comedy record

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

Average psychedelic rock combined with weird stories that could of been written by Rolf Dahl?

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Wed Oct 27 2021
2

Simply passed me by.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
2

... of its time.

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