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Deep Purple In Rock

Deep Purple

1970

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Deep Purple In Rock

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3.33

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Vous n'êtes pas sans savoir que j'ai vu le groupe Deep Purple de mes yeux à la Patinoire Mériadeck de Bordeaux il y a de cela quelques années. Le bassiste était ce jour-là particulièrement en forme puisque, après avoir chaussé ses patins et invité sa partenaire à le rejoindre, il enchaîna deux sauts de biche, un triple axel avant d'effectuer une magnifique pirouette sautée, récoltant ainsi la note de 186,66.

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Listening to guitar solos on this album is like putting your head into an exhaust of F1 car with V12 engine and pushing with low-fuel load around Monza. Absolute eargasm.

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Grinding, driving, 70s metal. This album is relentless. It starts big and just keeps going until the end. Good stuff, mostly. It got docked a star because there was an inordinate amount of pointless, wordless screeching.

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5

A period piece, capturing the point at which psych rock became hard rock/metal. Ridiculous lyrics don't detract from the energy here, the key to this album is they play fast and don't repeat themselves (something many later heavy rock bands sadly didn't learn from).

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5

loved it!!! so good, kept me interested the whole way through

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5

To my shame, one that I’ve never deep dived into. Amazing stuff here. I loved it

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5

what's not to love about this one

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5

Some good old fashioned rock. Honestly a pretty good album through and through, short but nice long songs. I liked this.

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5

Incredible drumming, wow. Gritty sound

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A main part in rock history

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When I was younger, I would read or hear a lot of people saying "Deep Purple was a huge influence on early heavy metal" and think PFFFFTTTT! What? Nah, Black Sabbath did it all, as I was only familiar with Deep Purple's bigger hits at that time. I still think Sabbath is obviously the most influential, but realize I was too quick to dismiss the work of others in the pre-metal scene. This album is THICK with sound. A driving rhythm section, big distortion, and versatile organ usage make for a sound modern stoner rock constantly seeks to emulate. This is a Jam. Probably a 4.5, but I'm rounding up as an apology for my previous disrespect to these metal pioneers.

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5

Puros temones

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5

A well deserved 5 - outstanding musicianship, amazing guitar work - took me totally by surprise - brilliant stuff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

Not a bad track

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Speed King Is such a great hard rock opener and carries on through to the rest of the classic albumn. Just such an amazing of its time albumn transports to that era instantly.

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5

I forgot just how much I loved Deep Purple (and classic heavy metal in general). Ian Paice continues his legacy as one of the most criminally underrated drummers of all time, but the rest of the band has no problem at all keeping up with him. The organ especially slaps in the back end of the record. Fantastic stuff, through and through.

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Now this was electric! Noise all over the place with each track came a different engine like sound. Despite having seven songs, the album goes on for a while. Three words to describe this album; loud, fast and chaotic... and fucking brilliant!

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Given the inclinations of the writers of this list, I'm a little surprised to see Deep Purple in Rock here. For one thing, there were no hits on this album. It wasn't all that popular at the time either, as far as I know. It wasn't a presence on album-oriented radio. It doesn't even have a hipster reputation, like Dr. John's Gris Gris. Could it be that it was included because of the actual quality of the music? Shocker.On DPIR, Richie Blackmore got his way and molded Deep Purple into a hard rock band with a nasty edge, both musically and lyrically. His leads, heavy on whammy bar and feedback, were pretty revelatory at the time, and are impressive even now. Child in Time is a particularly brutal anti-war song. Living Wreck's depiction of a drug-addled groupie is downright ugly. And Ian Gillan's operatic wails, no doubt inspired by Arthur Brown, are the rancid cherry on top. But the pop and progressive leanings of early incarnations of the band weren't completely abandoned. In essence, the songs on DPIR are inventive, tightly constructed pop tunes, albeit with a blues foundation. This isn't the blundering, overly literal blues of all too many British bands.Frankly, the ungainly combination of elements in DPIR was a bit much for me as a kid and even now it makes me queasy, but the tension of the push and pull of the seemingly irreconcilable is large part of what makes DOIR such a bracing listen. Deep Purple would never make another album as balls out and uncompromising as this one.

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5

I enjoyed it.

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5

Smoke on the water and other awesome songs! Was super fun!

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5

A great album.

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Huha virkelig fedt!

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Zalige riffs, machtige orgel-solo's, een steengoeie (pun intended) zanger. topalbum

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5

A classic rock album. Love it - child in time gives me goose pimples every time I hear it!

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5

Сильно

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5

Holy shit this was great especially the first 3 songs goddamn that guitar

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I understand my father-in-law so much better now

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Deep Purple? Sure, great song, but aren't they a one hit wonder? And it's not even on this album. But OK, I'm game. What else you got, Deep Purple? I do appreciate the hubris of the album art. And the names of the song, taken together, are brutals. The album roars out of the gate with Speed King, I love it. All time classic heavy metal screaming, notable work on the drums, and I'm taken completely by surprise by the organ. Bloodsucker I'm feeling the base. Wait, the track is great too. *All* of the songs are strong, but my faves are Speed King, Flight of the Rat, Black Night. I hear a certain amount of Alice Cooper, a tiny bit of Doors, some Zeppelin, even Steppenwolf. Child in Time makes me think of both David Bowie and Pink Floyd. Obviously Deep Purple had more influence than I realized, and was right in the middle of everything, giving and getting and helping invent heavy metal. I find my own ignorance genuinely stunning sometimes. TL;DR Great album.

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Un peu honte de pas avoir écouté ce monument du rock avant aujourd'hui.

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Bem mais heavy metal do que pensei que seria. Legal!

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Bad ass! Deep Purple rocks!

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5

The first of three knockout punches. Before Blackmore became a fairy. Showing Ian Paice to be one of the three best English drummers

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not too bad, don't mind a little bit of deep purple. I'd heard Child in Time before (and Black Night obvs but it's a bonus track), and the rest is pretty cool as well. Hard Lovin Man is p thumping. 4/5.

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altough child in time is a timeless masterpiece this album is overal of lesser quality than lets say machine head, its not bad though

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Fede riffs og god rock

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Good Shit

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I enjoy this album, but it's not my favorite Deep Purple.

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Never really listened to their stuff, only when it was in a various compilation. Quite enjoyed this.

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Good rock and roll baby 4/5

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4.5 stars. A classic.

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Very Black Sabbath-y. Enjoyed it quite a bit and will definitely require a revisit

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very fine english proto-heavy metal musick fav track: child in time

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long songs, jacking off instruments, but somehow good

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Pretty good.

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Enjoyed this album, they were very similar to Cream.

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"Mum! Dad got drunk in the basement with his friends again and won't stop singing". Jk. Dad rock ftw

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Buen púrpura profundo

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Never really listened to Deep Purple besides smoke on the water and highway star. Good album

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No me va el rock duro, así que le daré estrellas porque sé que es bueno, pero a mi no me gusta

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Great record

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7

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Not all songs were great

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4.4 - It feels fitting that this album features the band's likenesses carved into Mt. Rushmore. This image though ostentatious, in retrospect feels appropriate given how uncannily Deep Purple seemed to underpin and even portend what was to come in rock, both good and bad. In this album, we hear elements of prog, glam, early metal, free jazz, as well as butt rock, intertwined artfully. It's a sound that so many bands have tried mightily to channel, though lacking the same abundance of virtuosity. Here's a band honed to a razor's edge - the guitar riffs shred impeccably, the arrangements executed with technical polish to almost imbue them with a sense of spontaneity. There's considerable majesty and drama in these tracks - taken out of context, some will find it too audacious. I think much of that criticism may lie in our shared understanding of rock 'n' roll excess, as parodied by Spinal Tap. Taken by itself though, this album is a beacon that well deserves a place in the classic rock canon.

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Can’t fault it. It’s got to be another 4* if only for Black Knight. I remember dancing to this at school discos ! Who is compiling the lists to have 3 Purple albums already ?

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Like it a lot more than I expected. I'd only really listened to Deep Purples "Smoke on the Water" which has been overplayed and over rated. So I enjoyed how much fun this album was.

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4/5 nice album with good songs in it.

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🤟🏼

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Love the pure rock sound in this album

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real cool shit going down on this piece

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sehr klassischer HardRock

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This album makes me wanna drive a muscle car and wear a leather jacket

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Not what I expected. Loved it!

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Objectively a great record. Just doesn't hook me to make playlist. Child in Time reminds me so much of a maiden song I can't quite out my finger on

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Makes u wanna rock out with ur cock out

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Great hard rifts. Enjoyed the album especially Child in Time and Living Wreck

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They really did just keep releasing Highway Star huh? It's kinda cute, dad rock. The guitar solos are fun, and how good was that song that went for ten minutes.

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Milestone (heh) in Rock

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Great album of the era. Not really a bad song on the record, strongly recommend to anyone remotely interested in classic rock.

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Of course Child in Time is a CLASSIC. Also loved Black Night. The rest was very good. My kind of rock.

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Some amazing guitar riffs, very different to what I was expecting. Really enjoyed it

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Would love to have been around with Sabbath, Zeppelin, and Deep Purple touring and releasing music. Deep Purple are my least favourite of the three but this album is chunky, loud, epic.

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Very atmospheric and unorthodox, with lots of instrumental parts and little singing. 4 for creativity

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This was surprisingly theatrical and tasty, I would say a weak 4 for too many classic tropes that grate against my other joys of this album.

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Clàssic de hard rock. Feia temps que no l'escoltava, i sincerament el record estava per sobre de l'escolta que he fet... Per suposat, 'Child in Time' és un dels millors temes dels 70. 'Speed King' és pura adrenalina. No hi ha cap tema dolent... però encara sonen una mica bruts i desgarbats, el seu millor moment estava per venir

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Really solid - hard to believe it was 1970

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the 1995 child in time remaster for 10mins and 15 seconds was just this yesteryear solos, neil young 'get lost in the music' style which I really enjoyed. I also really enjoyed a 20 song album. None of this 11 or 12 nonsense to optimise for spotify algorithms.

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I love Deep Purple, especially with the classic Mark II lineup :) This album kicks ass

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Was surprised to find myself enjoy this as much as I did, as I was expecting this kind of rock to be maybe too much for me. The songs appeal are not meant to be the lyrics, and the lyrics are blended with the sound. The overall instrumentation is really pleasant though.

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Good album. I enjoyed almost every track and found the songwriting creative and fresh. I can definitely see how Deep Purple are a precursor to metal

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Komt op een mooi moment voorbij, lekker hoor!

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Pretty solid classic rock

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A vital piece of rock history, which I dismissed when I first heard it as a teenager and enjoyed it a lot more coming back to it now. Deep Purple go hard and foreshadow heavy metal blues, all the way from 1970. Across seven tracks, they brew up a storm with extended jams, heavy riffs and truly hair-raising vocals from the wonderful Ian Gillan. There's great technical proficiency on show from the whole band, but for me, the key ingredient elevating Deep Purple above some of the other hard rock I've heard on this list is Jon Lord's amazing organ playing. It's a major contributor to the sound of the album, and it's hard to imagine many of these songs without it. It's only three minutes in when we're treated to the first interplay between Lord and Blackmore, alternating lead solos on "Speed King". Lord gives the organ the flashy showmanship of lead guitar, while Blackmore electrifies the blues with power and precision. It's the first of many great instrumental moments on "...In Rock", later displayed through multiple solos in "Child in Time", whammy bar galore in "Hard Lovin' Man", Ian Paice's drumming at the end of "Flight of the Rat", and much more besides. In the centre of the album is the magnificent "Child in Time", perhaps Lord's (and the band's) greatest showcase. It's a perfectly paced ten minutes, from the delicate, spacious organ intro to the verse's foreboding, haunting melody, into Gillan's wordless vocals slowly ascending up the register to spine-chilling heights, before the swung rhythm kicks in and Blackmore lets rip. Eventually it settles back down and we're treated to the same build up all over again. It towers above everything else on the album, deservedly so. Inevitably, in between the highlights of "Speed King", "Child in Time" and "Flight of the Rat", there are some more forgettable tracks. "Bloodsucker" and "Living Wreck" aren't short of energy and strong riffs, but for me they're both quite run of the mill in comparison to the peaks reached elsewhere. However, this is powerful heavy rock, brilliantly performed, with just the right level of spontaneity to imagine how visceral the band must have been live in this era. Feeling generous in the afterglow of all those ear-splitting solos and going with a 4!

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aj aj, dobit ce 4

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Trying to imagine someone hearing this for the first time in 1970... After even just one pass-through of the frenetic "Speed King" one thing should be obvious - these guys could PLAY. Amazing musicianship that over the course of this album they were clearly not shy about showing off - nearly every song has some sort of solo or break from each instrument. This was Purple's 4th album but the first with this lineup and the changes from their previous incarnation are dramatic, mostly with the stunning vocals from Ian Gillan. Nobody could go from a soft melodic passage to a blood-curdling scream and back again like him. Deep Purple were/are an interesting study - I know for a short time in the early 70s they were as big as any artist but as time goes on their influence seems to be hidden or forgotten. Black Sabbath gets a lot of credit as perhaps the "originators" of heavy metal but I softly disagree - put this album up against Sabbath's debut which came out the same year and this hits more of the "metal" benchmarks [aside: Sabbath's first is fantastic and belongs more in a doom rock realm] - fast, loud, articulate playing, moody (e.g. "Child In Time" which admittedly is a bit doomy-sounding). Having said that, simply labeling this as "heavy metal" isn't accurate -> aside from the obvious heavy blues base there are elements of prog and jazz throughout the album, and not to be discounted is guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's heavy medieval/classical influence which is obvious in pretty much every solo he's ever recorded. His interplay with organist Jon Lord is what helped define this sound and I don't know of many (any?) others that really matched this formula. My one complaint with this album isn't necessarily with the band/material but the fact that it kind of sounds like shit on many songs. Yes it was 1970 but sonically it never has matched up with their contemporaries and is sometimes a turnoff for me. Knocked down a bit for lack of obvious hits and mix but it's still a vital document in the advent of talented hard rock / metal. Highly recommended. 8/10 4 stars.

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x o p o w

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great rock album!

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Deep Purple is a referent of rock 70's. "Child in time" is a great composition.

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Four stars An all-time classic, and an album which still holds its own many years after it was released. As is usually the case with those classic albums, I won't write a full-blown review here given that others have already written wonderful stuff about them and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. *Deep Purple In Rock* is just a timeless gem for anyone who has even a remote interest in hard rock. Go and listen to it a.s.a.p. [Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 974 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 10 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 7 Albums from the list I will *not* include in mine (as I think many others are more important): 8 Albums I might not be able to judge (some might end up on my final list but it's because I recognize how culturally important they are): 1]

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Early 70's hard rock/proto metal. Was innovative at the time, and still holds up today, though it sometimes sounds a bit generic to more modern ears. Child in Time and Living Wreck are good. 3.5/5

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good

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Only heard a few tracks because of Spotify limitations, but solid. They are even better live though!

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I had always associated Deep Purple with smoke on the water and a simple uninspired sound, but I was very wrong. They definitely listened to some Hendrix before writing this album because I can see a lot of the influence. Really enjoyed the synths throughout the record. I also like how the vocals feel like an instrument harmonizing with the rest of the band, rather than overpowering the whole song.

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If you like 70s rock, you'll like this. It's very fun.

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Nothing to say, it's Deep Damn Purple!

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Always a banger

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Deep Purple seems to be right at the cusp between rock and roll of the sixties with organs and flutes? to the start of hard rock of the seventies. They're a gap in my classic rock knowledge. I like this album. I think it will grow on me with familiarity. Different songs seem to emphasize the skill set of the musicians. Vocals, drums, guitar.

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Hard rock

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Solid guitar, keys, drums, singer..I can see how this band and album have probably influenced artists. It’s my first time listening and I enjoyed it, though I hadn’t grown up with my parents listening to music like this and therefore have never been too in touch with classic rock.

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Yeah, rock!

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Nice mix of the heavy stuff.

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Psychadellicclassic rock

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Classic rock with a tinge or the abrasiveness that later becomes heavy metal. Child in Time is the standout for me: I like Deep Purple the best when the go for a more progressive sound compared to more straight up blues. Good album!

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Ágætis plata. Mæli með.

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It's pretty good but doesn't go as hard as Machine Head. Child in Time was a pretty interesting prog/ballad.

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Absolutely wonderful. I don’t like much rock very many but this one just had something about it. I enjoyed most of it.

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I like the cover of imitating mount Rushmore, I’ve herd of this band before but I don’t know where from though… It all starts with a wall of noise in the form of speed king. It forms into a rather good heavy rock banger to be fair. It does sound very of its time though. Bloodsucker isn’t as good, still good ( especially the guitars) but it’s just so 70’s rock if you get what I mean. Child in time is great as it slows the album’s pace down showing how the band can be varied without losing any of it’s signature sound. And my god it’s long! After that one comes the 7 ( nearly 8) minute banger flight of the rat it’s a great combination of the heavier more typical rock of the 70’s and the long epic ( like child in time), yeah this one is definitely a must! Into the fire is just slow and heavy and fairly short; not my favourite but it still stands a lot of ground as an individual song. Living wreck tricks the reader at the start giving off vibes that it’s going to be the band’s huge experiment, and while it’s not that, it’s still a fairly decent ( again slow and short) rocking tune. Hard lovin’ man closes off this album a final burst of brilliant 7 minute energy, but it’s my least favourite of the longer songs to be honest. Overall, yeah it’s great i’am not sure if it’s in my top albums of all time but certainly like top 20 of the 70’s.

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This album went hard and didn't stop! I'm familiar with some of the band's later stuff, which isn't quite as heavy. I really enjoyed their heavier sound! I thought all of the instrumentation on this album was done really well, from guitar to bass to drums...and the organ work was outstanding too! I really feel like each band member got his talent and instrument appropriately represented on this album! Really a great addition, and an unexpected one from Deep Purple. It demonstrates that Deep Purple, a somewhat unlikely candidate, was part of shaping the heavy metal and hard rock sound of the 70s. I really dug it!

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a GOOD album. i really enjoyed the album, but i found i enjoyed it way more with headphones! "child in time" is such a standout. definitely allows the album to head into the progressive rock category. i was surprised at how heavy this album got! but it was an enjoyable surprise.

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Child in Time is an all time great. I dig the rest too. I always forget that this was a couple of years before Machine Head. This sounds like a band far more together than their first album together.

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Nothing particularly special

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My Uncle Paul is watching me today because this was his favorite band ahah

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Didn’t really enjoy

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3.5 stars

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Classic classic rock. Again, cool to hear the roots of stuff but not super into it.

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This was exactly what I expected.

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Weird.

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3

Chile in time bekannt, sehr schön

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Is kiss and sabbath had a baby. Fun listen 3.5

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Child in time kida, ostalo ok

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They really got to jammin it seems. Good shape for things to come

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Standout tracks: 1, 3, 4. Nice to hear a good Purple record without any of the usual radio fare. 3 stars

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Very good hard rock album. Child In Time is amazing, Bloodsucker is also pretty great. The rest is ok. I just don't feel like there's a lot of substance here. Good listen but not something I will often come back to.

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Yeah, tvättäkta gubbrock, det e najs blir sugen på att spela guitar hero. Dock inget jag skulle lyssna mycket på.

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Fast and fun. Nothing too crazy

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Best lekkere gitaar maar ook wel wat nare nummers

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I don't know. It was fine.

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good for a classic rock album, i like mix of long songs and shorter songs. they all started to mesh together though in theme, it seemed like they were trying to hard to be macho rock n rollers.

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Very generic sounding tbh 2.5

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Alright. I find Deep Purple less interesting than some of their contemporaries. 6/10

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hört sich ned schlecht an, aber die fans waren damals den musikerinnen egal - 3

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With a stiff upper lip, reckoned I would’ve scored this high before listening... but the [impressive] solos dragged on for so long. If your epic song changes dramatically halfway through, then turn it into 2 songs. Black night a ripper

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The music in "Bloodsucker" is actually pretty good.

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This one fell flat for me. lots of guitar shredding, but just felt bland. maybe because all of the classic rock i listened to when i was younger

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True to its name, this album really rocks. I like the dueling solos between guitar & organ which became their trademark. Ian Gillan has a great hard rock voice, like Robert Plant. Lyrics are lame.

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I mean this just rocked. These were a bunch of dudes that wanted to rock super hard, and did exactly that and nothing else. I wasn't shocked by anything out of the ordinary here. Wasn't really blown away by anything, except for some top notch screaming. These guys wrote "Smoke on The Water," the song thats apparently the easiest song to play on guitar, so I can't say they were necessarily rock innovators. But hey I enjoyed head banging to this, and honestly will probably rock to it again.

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Alright album. Lots of guitar driven songs, minimal vocals meaning lots of so gs sound very similar.

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"Hard headed woman and a soft hearted man They been causing trouble since it all began" (Speed king) "In my mind I had to fin A kind of new way Of being oh so cool Like a blue blooded Well studded English fool" (Flight of the rat) Es posible que sea la persona del mundo a la que menos le interesa Deep Purple. Cómo que diez minutos de canción, señor, a dónde va usted.

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enjoyable, not really my thing

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Hit and miss. Liked the heavy stuff. Bit long.

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Surprisingly enjoyable - very cool riffs.

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I was pretty pleased to see this album, because I’m a fan of Deep Purple. Hadn't listened to the entire album in over 35 years - it wasn't all of what my nostalgia had hoped for. That said, it wasn’t bad either - there were some brilliant moments - Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar work in the nondescript songs “Bloodsuckers” and “Into the Fire”. there were also not so brilliant moments - e.g. vocal screeching from Ian Gillan. // The final track, “Black Night”, has been a longtime favorite (mainly due rob some great live versions). Overall solid 70 s rock.

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Good rock album but nothing super noteworthy for me

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pretty solid album, but ngl I miss the raw intense energy of Live in Japan

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Good 70s rock album, Emil loves them

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Did not know this one. Definitely a window into a era.

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Good rocking album

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Rockprog. BT: Speed King, Bloodsucker, Flight of the Rat

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Good fun, nothing to write home about

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Enjoyed more thank Rush but still a bit sameynot for me

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Very good.

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A couple of good tunes. Felt like a poor man's Led Zep. 'Hard Lovin' Man' gave me a headache.

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Some bangers on there (Speed King!) but missing Black Night which came out around the same time. Still some over-the-top prog-rock sounding stuff that I really didn't like (Child in Time), so limits the replay value for me vs just a greatest hits album.

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Enjoyed this. High energy guitar rock. Sounds more modern than 1970. Best track: Child in Time.

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Had a Deep Purple not long ago. Seems similar, classic rock, really upbeat, enjoyable. Sounds more classic than I ever thought these guys to be. Sounds Led Zep-ish. 3/5

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Often regarded as Deep Purple's best album but it doesn't quite hit for me. Blackmore rips it up as usual, though. Best track: Speed King

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Didn't remember it being this heavy. Child in Time is epic.

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Listened

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it was good but nothing special. prob wouldn’t listen to again

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eh - it's alright and passed the time, but it sounds like generic rock. Not really my cup of tea.

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A band still quite some way away from reaching their peak but clearly all the ingredients were their. Richie Blackmore’s blistering playing is breathtaking and Ian Gillan really shines on the epic Child in Time, which is undoubtedly the album’s high point.

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Despite its classic status it’s more of an important album than a classic in my opinion, although there are some great tunes on here (Speed King, Black Night). Child In Time is just mad though.

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No. ❤️

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Wow this is not what I thought Deep Purple would sound like. This is almost like hair metal classic glam rock. This is fuckin hilarious. Not bad the more I listen to it

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Sounds like a Led Zeppelin tribute band, but with more prog and less blues. Still, this is a raucously good time overall, an all-out assault on the eardrums. What it lacks in majesty, it makes up for in effort, sheer heaviness and slam. Play this loud.

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Some good heavy rock songs. I didn't get through the whole album. But its enjoyable.

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Good album

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The roots of 80s metal. Great to hear the thread.

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Easy listening. Nothing stood out but I enjoyed it

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Funky. Old sound, reminds me of an old B-movie, moved onto fireball automatically after the album finished and was feeling that more so than this one

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1 - terrible, can't stand. 2 - not for me but doesn't hurt my ears. 3 - decent, could stick on again. 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again. 5 - absolute belter

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All right.

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I generally like the Deep Purple sound, but it's a lot to take in on a whole album. Not bad at all though.

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Thoughts: Not much, it’s just kinda boring. The music feels a bit empty the majority of the time. Maybe I need to give it another listen but it’s just not my type of thing I guess Favorite songs: Hard Lovin’ Man, Child in Time

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Some great classic rock tracks, but that said, it sounds a bit dated now and the production is a little weak.

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Deep purple I know from a famous riff. They have plenty of hard riffs but the album doesn’t feel like much more than that. The songs themselves aren’t anything special. 6.3/10

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Not bad. Nothing super exciting though. All songs sound the same

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This one is kind of average. Deep Purple did better on pretty much all of their other albums. This probably only made the list because of Child in Time which is admittedly a banger. Highlights: 1, 3, and 7.

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This album kinda makes me want to go out and break something; it has that kind of energy. It's a pretty fun energy when you're feeling it, but I wouldn't really listen to this otherwise. Apart from that, it's one of their earlier works, and although it's a pretty good album, their later works are definitely better. Favorite track: Child in Time

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Definitely Deep Purple.

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Solid rock album that will queue up a day of rock music on spotify.

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mount rushmore looks a bit different here boys!

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Great musicianship and I enjoyed the guitar work especially, but the songs are more like jams and they lose the novelty after a few songs.

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This is very in your face. Some fine guitar work. Maybe the model for shrieky vocals which are probably more suited to a live show than a record.

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5/10 mehh

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Meh

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I thought this album was cool for roughly one minute. I can see why this would have blown people's minds in 1970, but it sounds a little self indulgent today, like when Dennis from It's Always Sunny pretends to be a rock star. Seriously, Flight of the Rat is at least a minute longer than it needs to be so that the drummer can fit in a song-ending solo. That's fine for a live show, but completely unnecessary for an album. I'm only halfway through this album, and I'm mad about the fact that I'm going to listen to the whole thing 3/5

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Pretty good album, and I get these guys were pioneers, but its the psychedelic part of their hard rock I don't really dig. Some great songs, some really bad songs.

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Goed maar niet mijn stijl

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Favourite track: black dog

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Toujours de réaliser la fameuse remontada generateurienne, je ne peux me permettre de vous proposer des reviews bien senties comme à mon habitude. Je vous redirige vers mon camarade d'écoute robULM qui lui dispose d'une quantité de temps illimitée à accorder au generateur.

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Really skilled platers but nlt the best music

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Love the guitar riffs but the vocals alternate between completely lacking tone or melody and shrill hair band screams (while consistently remaining devoid of harmony). I would love to hear someone with great musical instincts perform these songs at karaoke; they could be really special if the vocals sounded musical.

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High-energy rock with tons of cool organ, but the screaming?

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Only two tracks available on Spotify. Noodly prog rock with the occasional headbang.

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Enjoyable but in the middle for me. Thankful I didn't have to listen to Smoke on the Water again (but I'm only twenty albums in)

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Da je bar svaki dad rock ovakav, neb bio meme.

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Ovaj album ima žestine. SHREDDING BORTHER!! Uglavnom, dobar album. Nisam prevelik fan hard rock žanra, glazbe, ali kad slušam neke solaže ovdje mi dođe da trčim istom brzinom kao Sonic the Hedgehog i utrkujem se sa formulama iz F-Zero serijala.

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The blueprint of 70s and 80s British heavy metal. Amazing how iron maiden wound so similar 10 years later! Great riffs!

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Didn’t really listen tbh but I can tell by skimming through it is white as fuck.

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Deep Purples Classic break through album. The Classic 'Purple line up, some good music on this and not just head's down hard rock. Good example of the development of heavy metal "Old Wave" and you can see the links with Led Zep, et al on this album. Favourite track has to be "Black Night" I have "Made In Japan" as my favourite DP album as it gives a much clearer view of the band's live capabilities than any studio album could. When you look at what this bands members went on to achieve.. Wow

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Mmmmmm. Gritty.

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Beetje veel, maar toch best tof.

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7/10

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I used to love Deep Purple much more than I do now, a fact I attribute to their simple brand of rock music that got replaced by better stuff since. Still, Child in Time is a great song.

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70s rock such as this one tend to have a particular formula. Yells, screaming, the kind where the tongue comes out the hand gestures in tow --- it's all here. In particular "Child in Time" in its near epic conclusion you can feel the vessels in your brain sympathetically strain with Deep Purple. The album is otherwise not super exceptional, but it does usher in rather effectively the classic sound of the 1970s, where things got a bit rougher around the edges, where the flowers and brightness of the 60s got muted with browns and oranges before settling into the darker acts which eventually gave us bands like Black Sabbath, and Alice Cooper. It can be said that Deep Purple is a safer version of 1970s metal, the kind you can enjoy without feeling gruesome.

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Ægte rock n roll, catchy, lækre riffs, lange soloer

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Solidt rockalbum. I modsætning til motorhead, synes jeg stadig det har relevans i dag.

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Didn’t really listen to to it that much it didn’t grab me enough for me to care out of the gate.

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I love the purple but this wasn’t my favourite album by them it was honestly just a lot of screaming and not as much instrumentals or actual singing

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A pretty solid album. The songs aren't quite as memorable as those on Machine Head, but still really good.

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Interesting! Not my style, but the keys player was awesome.

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Oh boy. Another standard 70s rock album. Woohoo. Bloodsucker was cool tho

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Speed King is a hard rockin opener. The rest is pretty typical Purple with that prog/hard rock mix, soaring vocals, etc. Good record. Not necessarily for me, and certainly no Machine Head.

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I liked it when I first heard it but it did not leave much of an impression on me afterwards

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Full on rock. Whilst I won’t be listening to this again, I have to admit it’s good music for the genre so 3 stars it is!

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Not as bad as I was expecting, clearly an influential rock record just not my jam

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Pretty standard deep purple

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Classic but not outstanding.

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not my tasse de thé mais sympa

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These guys rock!! Craaazzy vocals, extreme speed, power chords, hot damn! We start off with a radical ode to Little Richard; I like that feedback that closes the song. "Bloodsucker" has cool screeches, and a nice proggy guitar solo in the middle, but otherwise forgettable. "Flight of the Rat" has a really sick extended solo segment, but I'm not a fan of the beginning or end. "Into the Fire" and "Living Wreck" are pretty forgettable. "Hard Lovin Man" has the coolest heavy metal instrumentals, kinda reminds me of Black Sabbath. The star here is the classic "Child in Time," a prog-rock 10-minute masterpiece that strongly borrows from classical genres. The song is so great that all the characteristics I enjoy are perfected here, causing the other tracks to pale in comparison in every way. Love how the song just gets crazier as the minutes pass into a heavy metal frenzy until the 6 minute mark just resets us to the beginning, closing with a climatic finish. "Child in Time" carries the album, but it's the only track besides maybe the first and last to be great from start to finish. Two duds and the rest have their highlights. Nevertheless, this album was huge influential in the emerging heavy metal genre at the turn of the 70s and should be looked in that perspective where they had few contemporaries to base their work off.

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this is really interesting. You can hear and feel the foundations of metal in this album but the vocals still sound more like late 60s rock'n'roll. Definitely breaking through into something new. I will listen to more Deep Purple

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I guess I just don't quite get Deep Purple. I feel like I should like them more than I do. Some stuff works for me, some is just meh. I appreciate their influence on some of my favorite artists but I just can't enjoy it that much. I think if I had grown up in the 70's I might like them more.

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Was NOT in the mood for this, but it get pretty damn good starting at track 3.

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This would've been a 4 if not for some very grating parts of this album.

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5/10. Definitely glad that I got a Little Richard earlier in the challenge, made hearing Speed King more interesting, and it's always fun to see albums in the list referencing each other. That said, this music is not interesting enough to have 7-10 minute tracks, and just feels frantic.

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6/10 some parts shred but it just drags on

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Watered down Led Zeppelin wannabes. Meh.

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Old school heavy rock

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Some bands release debut albums fully formed: Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath, for example, who were exploring similar (to a certain extent- everyone calm down, I know the differences between the two) heavy sounds at around the same time in history. Zepplin was the first out of the chute in January of 1969, then Sabbath, who were literally recording and releasing their debut at the same time as Deep Purple were recording and releasing theirs. While this is not, technically, Deep Purple’s debut, it is the first with vocalist Ian Gillan and organist Jon Lord, who along with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore are really the Deep Purple everyone knows. Listen to Zepplin’s debut and then their next two LPs, doing the same with Sabbath, and while there is certainly musical development, the debuts are still pretty damn strong. Then, listen to 'Deep Purple In Rock,' and skip ahead to 'Machine Head' (I’m not familiar with the one in between, but it doesn’t matter for the sake of my argument) and hear the difference. The performance (particularly drummer Ian Paice) and most definitely the recording are far superior on 'Machine Head' than they are on 'Deep Purple In Rock.' In retrospect, the boys should’ve composed, performed, and recorded this whole thing, then threw it away, gigged some more, and moved on to 'Machine Head.' If I were a member of Deep Purple, I would wince a bit every time I heard 'Deep Purple In Rock.' Come to think of it, though, I don’t believe I’ve ever heard it played at a bar or a restaurant or at the grocery store, or anywhere. Which is good, because its not very good. At least, parts of it. Drummer Ian Paice is the weak link in the chain, which surprised me because of his terrific work on 'Machine Head.' Obviously, he got a lot better as time went on. By the way, his drum solo at the conclusion of ‘The Flight of the Rat’ is lame and unnecessary. Ringo Starr and Charlie Watts did not do drum solos. Even Neil Peart didn’t do drum solos, for crying out loud! Hey, rock n’ roll: leave the drum solos to John Bonham and jazz drummers, ok? Then there’s the lyrics- oof. They’re just awful: ‘In my mind I had to find a new kind of way of being so cool. Like a blue-blooded, well-studded English fool.’ And that might be the best one of the bunch. These lyrics are bonerfide cock rock, best sung with no underwear, tight jeans, and unbuttoned shirt. Barefoot or boots, your choice. ‘Hard Lovin’ Man,’ ‘Into the Fire (with its silly reference to the Mandrake root),’ please. On the positive side, at least, is the one singing ‘em: Ian Gillan, one of the best voices to emerge from the dawn of metal. No one, and I mean no one, could yowl a falsetto like Mr. Gillan. He’s in rarefied air with Ronnie James Dio, maybe the greatest metal vocalist ever. But even Gillan’s vocals are a mere prelude to the two deepest shades of purple, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord. Their individual solos, harmonizing solos, dueling duets are a wonderful thing to behold. Just skip ahead through the tedious first three minutes of ‘Child In Time’ (what’s a 1970s LP without the mandatory anti-war song, right?) and get to around the 3:20 mark when they start a rockin’. (Yeah, we get your little clever little military drum cadence bit, Paice.) And then about thirty seconds later when they double-time the tempo, sit back and enjoy the ride. In fact, that might be the best advice throughout, to just skip over Gillan’s lyrics, and then once he starts howling, you’re safe from there. Blackmore and Lord are soon to follow. Hey, it’s still Deep Purple, and they still outplay a lot of other bands. But it would probably be more accurate to call this first one Deep Lavender. Thankfully, they got good n’ purpler as time went on.

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I should have liked this a lot but I much prefer Rainbow which covers roughly the same sound but just rocked better. 3.5/5

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This is some pretty standard early 70s hard rock. A bit samey but some grinding organ

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I kept waiting for smoke on the water. Some pretty screamy singing and beefy guitar.

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Not my cup of tea as something that I would normally listen to, but I get why some would love it. The energy is palpable and engaging, both from the vocals and the rhythm section. Favs for me were Bloodsucker, Child in Time, Living Wreck, and Hard Lovin' Man.

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lala

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Turn that music down, dad.

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Sounds just like an album titled ‘Deep Purple In Rock’ from 1970 should

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It was alright. A lot of early stuff I've never heard before

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Bit too much noodle

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not my cup of tea and very samey from song to song. of its time

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Not favorite at all

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Not for me

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No sure if they had more than one hit. Not sure if they are considered acid rock. If this was considered good at the time, it hasn't aged well. Particularly annoying was their coming to a complete stop in the middle (often already 4:00 in) and seem to start over again and add an additional 3 minutes to the song. I wonder if one of their other albums would have been more indicatinve of their good work.

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Building blocks I can see period that doesn’t mean I like the album period

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Not a fan

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Fuck 1 song in particular

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Another acquired taste, but better than say Billy Bragg. Nice jazz influences here

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So so, man wähnte sich groß

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not my steaz

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Not my thing but some great riffs. And of course Black Night. Two and a quarter stars

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It actually got better, as I couldn't ever seem to finish listening to it. But I won't listen again. Very pompous.

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Child in time is an epic but the rest of the album is fairly non descript with guitars overpowering the lyrics. Not my cup of tea.

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Bueno un pouco monotonillo pero aguantase ben

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wow.

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Not very special to me

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Didn't grab me

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It actually got better, as I couldn't ever seem to finish listening to it. But I won't listen again. Very pompous.

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I can appreciate certain aspects of this album - particularly the drums - but the rest is incoherent and way too racy for my taste.

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It was okay.

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Not recommended to listen to with a headache.

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Music to bang out a high school girl 20 years your junior to

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63. Rock, Austin, Taker, Cena, Jericho. NWA, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Kanye, Kendrick. Sampaio, Soares, Eanes, Marcelo, Cavaco. Um, dos, drei, cuatro, cinq. MotA: Hard Lovin' Man "Good Golly, said little Miss Molly"

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It's fine. Child in Time was kinda fun. But sort of generic. This was their fourth album, and they had a new singer and were going for a heavier sound. ~shrug~

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It's hard to work out exactly why I don't like this. There are so many possibilities. It could be that the clinical production sucks any life out of it. It could be the focus on musical wankery (yes, we get it, you can play your instruments well - no need to labour the point). It could be that it seems too controlled and contrived for the vocal screams to be spontaneous and 'for real'. Having written all that down I've worked out what my big issue with this is - it's completely devoid of emotion. Maybe a musical person would appreciate this on a technical level, but from my point of view, the main purpose of music is to inspire some sort of emotional response, and this just leaves me cold. 2/5

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23rd August 2021 Listened on YouTube cos Spotify had like 2 of the songs. Started on the way back from swimming and finished in the living room. Quite forgettable to be honest, concept proggyness with big guitars.

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It was only in my twenties, when I first started commuting regularly and listening to local classic rock stations, that I discovered British bands like Deep Purple. Even then, though, my exposure was mostly limited to 'Smoke on the Water'. This is my first listen to the album... it's a fine example of that genre, I guess. A little too prog-rock for me. Best in small doses. I couldn't take listening in one sitting.

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This album made me feel stressed out. some cool moments though.

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Not my thing. The vocals are nails on a chalkboard, the organ noodles pointlessly. Good rhythm sections saves it.

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Sounds all the same, not really my style

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Very meh

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39. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple 7 tracks. I was really looking forward to this but it was a really big let-down. Not enjoyable at all. Such a shame. 2/5

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Wow, this goes hard. Not my favorite, but harder than I thought for 1970.

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Not my favorite

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Het is geen argument maar ik vind dit echt achterhaald.

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Child in Time vind ik een mooie classic, maar voor de rest is het me teveel gepiel op de millimeter. Daarom het net niet tot het einde volgehouden.

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Meh. I really expected to like this a lot more -- oddly, despite growing up listening constantly to what we now call "classic rock" (back then, it was just the stuff all the rock radio stations played), I hadn't heard very much Deep Purple -- and I don't like much here. I can hear some very talented musicians, no doubt about it, but I don't like the vocalist, and the songs themselves just don't really grab me. I love the sound of guitars in any genre, especially rock, but incredible as these guitarists are in terms of their ability, I was surprised to find myself bored during solos. I think, too, that this album suffers a bit because of so many bands that came after this era sounding a lot like this.

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I guess I can appreciate that this is a very early, and therefore influential, example of heavy metal, but other than the first half of "Child in Time" and parts of "Into the Fire" this album didn't have much to offer.

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nej ik rigtig min vibe

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Classic 70s metal. Not for me, but they had some crazy guitar solos and could sing really high.

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Not my cup of tea, there is quality but it feels quite long. Favorite song: the rat one. One star less because organ solos are silly af.

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My ears are bleeding!

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Whatever catchy initial hook these songs enter with is inevitably lost under 4-5 minutes of gratuitous, unnecessary guitar soloing. This band cannot just let a track breathe (or end in a reasonable amount of time).

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boooo

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03/03/2022 Had to track down the majority of the album on YouTube because Spotify only has 2 tracks available. WILD guitar work on this.

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No memory. 2?

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Exactly the kind of music that Bill hates. Shannah surprisingly pleased (and excited at recognising a song). Conor liked guitars and keys. Jane heard very little of it - probably not her cup of tea. 2.25/5

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Yes, OK - apparently seminal, but not a patch on Zeppelin, who must have stolen their better tunes

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Inspired a lot of my favorite hard music. It just feels boring for the most part now. Some great moments, but it gave me the same feelings as long jam band albums where it meanders and doesn't go anywhere

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Maybe two songs.

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Exactly what I expected. Not got me

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That sure is some 70s rock

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Bullshit, noisy stuff without any taste

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Preposterous drivel. You could almost hear the midget dancing round the 18 inch Stonehenge

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Everything has a screechy quality, and I actively hated every aspect of the vocals. Each song worse than the last. Finishing the album was hard

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Could only listen to two songs on spotify but did not make for good work music

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Ik ben hier ooit wel eens aan begonnen toen ik 16 was, maar gestopt toen ik 17 was... Zelfs mijn haar diep paars verven in die periode heeft niets opgeleverd. Blijft gewoon een kutplaat!

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Oh God. This was horrible. Special shout-out to Hard Lovin' Man, which was a flaming turd of a track imo. More like try-hard man. This album convinced me that a shitty band can go on an improvement arc and learn to kick ass. And I love electric guitar and heavy, shredding production, so that's not why I hated this album. It's because it's so deeply unenjoyable. The album starts off meh, and as an experience the tracks just get worse and worse. For that disappointing trajectory I have to rate this one star. Ugh, this was really borderline unlistenable. Fave track: Speed King was okay and then it was all downhill from there.

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I just can't find a way in on this. The musicianship is first class, but the songs are overlong, the singing generic and the songs muddy and indistinct. Imagine Zep without the self control (or just listen to Zep after the numbered albums I spose). Without the tightness accompanying to dizzying musicianship, the whole endeavour turns masturbatory in its relentless showing off.

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It was okay

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