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Deep Purple In Rock

Deep Purple

1970

Deep Purple In Rock

Album Summary

Deep Purple in Rock is the fourth studio album by Deep Purple, released on June 5, 1970. It was the first studio album recorded by the Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. Work on In Rock began shortly after Gillan and Glover joined the band in June 1969, with rehearsals at Hanwell Community Centre. The music was intended to be loud and heavy, and accurately represent the group's live show. Recording took place at various studios around London in between extensive touring, during which time songs and arrangements were honed into shape. In Rock was the band's breakthrough album in Europe and peaked at No. 4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for over a year. By contrast, it under-performed in the US, where the band's Mark I albums had been more successful. An accompanying single, "Black Night" reached No. 2 in the UK, becoming their highest charting single there. The album has continued to attract critical praise as a key early example of the hard rock and heavy metal genres.

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Rating

3.33

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5393

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Metal
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Thu Dec 31 2020
4

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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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

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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Sun Sep 19 2021
3

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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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

Incredible drumming, wow. Gritty sound

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

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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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

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

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Thu Sep 01 2022
1

Listened before: No Enjoyed: No Listens: 1 Only got the chance to listen to this one once and didn't really take anything away from it

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Thu Oct 15 2020
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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Fri Sep 18 2020
5

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

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

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

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

what's not to love about this one

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Fri Jan 15 2021
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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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

A main part in rock history

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Puros temones

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

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

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

Not a bad track

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Thu May 06 2021
5

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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Fri Sep 17 2021
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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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

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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Sat Oct 16 2021
5

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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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

I enjoyed it.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

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

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

A great album.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

Huha virkelig fedt!

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Thu Jan 06 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

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

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

Сильно

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

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

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Wed Feb 23 2022
5

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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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

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

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

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

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Tue Mar 22 2022
5

Bad ass! Deep Purple rocks!

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Wed Apr 27 2022
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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Sat Jun 04 2022
5

This album has the power to change boys into men

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

Me encanta, música de comfort!

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Sat Jul 16 2022
5

Deep Purple in Rock is a great album with some fantastic songs from beginning to end. "Speed King" is a well-known classic rock song that opens the album really well, followed by the more dramatic and slightly more obscure "Bloodsucker". The third track of the album is one of Deep Purple's standout songs, "Child in Time", a particularly unique song which really uses the various skills of the members at the time. "Flight of the Rat" has some really good punk rock vibes to it, which come in unexpectedly after the more melodic-rock style of "Child in Time", but the song itself is great. "Into the Fire", "Living Wreck" and "Hard Lovin' Man" are solid songs that don't particularly stand out but are still fun to listen to, and the album closes off strongly with another well-known song in "Black Night", featuring what may arguably be Deep Purple's second-most recognizable guitar riff. While not my favourite album by the band, In Rock is still a great example of Deep Purple's most well-known lineup and is a great listen to any fans of the genre.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
5

Muy chulo, rock del bueno. Una pasada

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

The feel of Deep Purple throughout, but almost completely new to me!

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Thu Aug 11 2022
5

Awesome!

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Amazing and still holds up even with the quirky hammond organ

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

roxo profundo nas pedras

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

An early heavy metal album that has more in common with modern day desert rock than heavy metal but don't take that as a slight. This album has a killer groove running through it and i am all for it. Having only heard the big tracks from Deep Purple i was pleasantly surprised how much i really loved this album. Definitely earned its spot on my classic rock playlist.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Truly, one of the albums of all times.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

When I bought that album (it was about 40 years ago) it didn't leave my record player for a long time. For me, it was the foundation stone of heavy metal. 5+

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

The first record with the essential Mark II line-up, and what a great introduction!

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

Okay this does in fact rock

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Wed Oct 26 2022
5

A classic !!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

I would almost put this on par with Zeppelin. There’s so many heavy metal bands from the late 70s to today that owe Deep Purple for their sound.

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Sun Nov 20 2022
5

Cet album me rappel beaucoup de souvenirs avec Child in time. Cependnat le reste est juste du vraiment bon metal/rock. J'aime beaucoup Deep Purple. 5

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

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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Mon May 24 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Fede riffs og god rock

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

Good Shit

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

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

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Good rock and roll baby 4/5

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

4.5 stars. A classic.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

long songs, jacking off instruments, but somehow good

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Pretty good.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Enjoyed this album, they were very similar to Cream.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

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

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Buen púrpura profundo

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Mon May 03 2021
4

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

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

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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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Great record

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

7

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Fri Jan 29 2021
4

Not all songs were great

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

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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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

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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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

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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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

4/5 nice album with good songs in it.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

🤟🏼

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Wed Apr 28 2021
4

Love the pure rock sound in this album

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Fri May 07 2021
4

real cool shit going down on this piece

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Wed May 19 2021
4

sehr klassischer HardRock

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Fri May 07 2021
4

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

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Wed Mar 31 2021
4

Not what I expected. Loved it!

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Tue May 25 2021
4

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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Wed May 12 2021
4

Makes u wanna rock out with ur cock out

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Thu May 06 2021
4

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

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Mon Jun 28 2021
4

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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Sat Jun 12 2021
4

Milestone (heh) in Rock

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Sat Jun 05 2021
4

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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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

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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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

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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Sat Aug 28 2021
4

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

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Fri Sep 17 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Really solid - hard to believe it was 1970

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

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

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

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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Sat Nov 27 2021
4

Komt op een mooi moment voorbij, lekker hoor!

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

Pretty solid classic rock

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

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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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

aj aj, dobit ce 4

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

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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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

x o p o w

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

great rock album!

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

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

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

good

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Sat Mar 12 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

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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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

Nothing to say, it's Deep Damn Purple!

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

Always a banger

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

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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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Hard rock

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

Goes hard. 8/10

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Wed Mar 30 2022
4

Yeah, rock!

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Nice mix of the heavy stuff.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Psychadellicclassic rock

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

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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Tue May 03 2022
4

Ágætis plata. Mæli með.

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Fri May 13 2022
4

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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Fri May 13 2022
4

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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Fri May 13 2022
4

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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Wed May 18 2022
4

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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Wed May 18 2022
4

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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Mon May 23 2022
4

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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Mon Jun 06 2022
4

Great keyboard, great screams.

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Thu Jun 09 2022
4

LP (déjà eu)

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

A great pick of early hard rock with plenty of great moments. Favorites: "Speed King", "Bloodsucker", "Child in Time"

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

More interesting than I expected - however still not 100% my cup of tea. Musicianship - especially the drumming and the organ playing is spectacular - and the pace of the album is good and not too long. I mean as far as proto-hard rock / metal geek music goes - this still hasn’t edged too much into the abyss of corniness - but you can see the Spinal Tap tropes slowly inching their way into the music. Anyway - a strong offering from the genre.

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Sat Jun 25 2022
4

One of my first full on rock albums and works at showcasing everybodys talent

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

From Neal: Ah yes, when Purple went from a loud pop band to….something else; also led to Ian Gillian getting a call from Andrew Lloyd Weber.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
4

C'est un album fou. Il y a des sonorités qu'on retrouvent par la suite chez Black Sabbath. Je croyais que cet album était paru dans les années 70, mais pour 69, ça rock solide. La voix dans les aiguës peut devenir agaçante, mais les solos de Ritchie Blackmore, la batterie folle de Ian Paice et l'orgue qui distorsionne de Jon Lord sont des éléments clés du son Deep Purple. Machine Head est important à cause de Smoke On The Water, mais In Rock est un solide album qui a influencé tellement de musiciens. J'étais content d'y revenir.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

I have never listened to anything other than their radio play hits. This was a pleasant surprise

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

The album slaps

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

At first i wasn't into it, but I grew to respect what is going on here.

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Sun Jul 17 2022
4

Delivered cookies while listening to this one

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

I can so hear early metal. very cool

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

Solid "rock en route to metal". 🤘 Fave track - “Child in Time” is prime wizard rock! 🧙‍♂️ (I know it’s not literally about wizards but it fits in with the tradition of rock and metal bands doing ten minute epics, and they’re about wizards more often than not 😆 )

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

I remember listening to my Dad's Deep Purple records (yep, vinyl) when I was a young un. Still enjoy these grooves.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

Didn't hate this as much as other 'hair rock' albums.

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Tue Aug 16 2022
4

The other creators of heavy metal. The sound on the guitars on this album is awesome and authentic. It's not something you hear currently. Excellent stuff.

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Juicy synth puts this album up a tier

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Deep Purplr just do hard rock very well. Some may disagree though…

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Really enjoyed this and a very pleasant surprise as I only knew them as "that band that made Smoke on the Water". Drums and guitar are fantastic on this and I have a soft spot for hard rock + organ.

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

A classic and quintessential rock album

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Really enjoyed the album, very good vocals and instrumental. Opened me up to a new rock band to listen to and sparked my interest in. Will definitely listen too again.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

It's definitely an experience, they play with sound and instruments so listening with headphones is a must. It took me a while to start this album because I accidentally listend to the 25th anniversary edition that has 20 instead of 7 tracks and some of them are quite long. There are also some very short studio chats and different versions of songs which was intereting. All in all, a great album.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
4

My gosh the guitars and speed kings yum

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Pretty good album actually. "Children in Time" is the best song on the album, especially the middle portion. 7/10.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Kind of a 3.5/5 for me. Some great tracks, pretty self indulgent at the same time

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

4/7, 57%

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

I loved this. True rock. Child in Time is quite the journey. Would def listen again.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

Speed King, Child In Time, Black Night - CLASSICS Deep purple - deep rock, incredible instrumentals, rockstar vocals that complement each other very well, great storytelling

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

I enjoyed this album quite a bit. Love Deep Purple, no matter how many times I hear Smoke on the Water. 4/5

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

First one is one I previously owned (until my brother stole my albums and sold them on eBay). Anyway, this is a true classic. One of the first hard rock albums. Child in Time starts mellow and roars to a great guitar solo (think Stairway to Heaven). Speed King lives up to its name, there’s a bit of a fall off with the others but still solid songs.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

I am one of those people who knew nothing of Deep Purple other than Smoke on the Water. I have to admit, I believed them to be a 70s one hit wonder, with a sound that was reminiscent of Zeppelin, Sabbath, and other staples of the era. I was not prepared for what Deep Purple brought with this album. First of all, it is HEAVY. Way heavier than I imagined. I know Black Sabbath gets credited with being the genesis of heavy metal, but I found this album to go way harder (albeit not as "gutteral") than Black Sabbath's debut. The riffs are hard, fast, and yet memorable, and the solos absolutely rip. The drumming is phenomenal and together the band just sounds so cohesive. Secondly, it's way more "jammy" than I ever expected. Every song seems to go into uncharted territory with some studio improvisation. This is the kind of stuff I live for when it comes to music. And sure, it's not as exploratory as a band like the Grateful Dead, but it's unique in it's own way. I actually got assigned to Deep Purple's Made in Japan live album immediately after this. And initially I was disappointed to have to listen to the same band, the same style two albums in a row. But, I actually went on to listen to a third Deep Purple album. They are that good.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Very interesting that this harder rock iteration of Deep Purple blew up in Europe while the prior more psychedelic phase was the peak in the US. I liked this fine as early proto-metal hard rock type material goes. Probably deserves an extra star for being fairly innovative in the genre.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

I've really grown to enjoy jam bands a lot over the years, and this is no exception. The instrumentals are superb throughout the album. Favorite track: Flight of the Rat

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Speed king, Child in time,

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

What a great kick in that beggining! Loved it! Amazed at the age is came out and the shredding they did. But that was mostly it though. Although enjoyable and pretty short, lacks something, which to be fair, could be because of being used to newer mixes. A great 3.8 for sure!

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Until now I only knew Deep Purple as a big name in hard rock. The album is pretty cool, especially for the era it was released in.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Way more to these guys than just Smoke on the Water. This album is a good one. Some may say it's the band's Rushmore.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
4

This album is nuts, 7 songs at 44 minutes and just endless guitar riffs and solos. Not sure why people aren't talking as much about this one vs their more famous albums. Maybe they are and I just didn't hear it but I'm hearing it now.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

An entertaining rock album with great instrumentals. The instruments really made this album, with the songs Child in Time and Flight of the Rat being my favorite

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Rockin', if a bit screamy and self-indulgent. I still say they're underrated. Best track: Hard Lovin' Man

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

This was a top-tier album that 100% belonged on this list. I enjoyed this from top to bottom. I'll be coming back to this!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Some great rock! I can't believe I haven't heard of Deep Purple before...this album is right up my alley! Highly enjoyed it!

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Overall was a jam! Beginning of the album was better than the end, but I dug it.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

Solos de guitarra 10/10

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Good rock! You need to be in the mood for this much intensity. Helps let steam out.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Surprisingly good!

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Harder doors

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Fri Nov 25 2022
4

3.5/5

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Sun Nov 27 2022
4

Best Deep Purple album I've heard. Fire, ferocity, and passion all here in droves. Singer dude must've had some REEEEEALLY tight jeans yo.

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Mon Oct 12 2020
3

Nothing particularly special

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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

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

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Fri Sep 25 2020
3

Didn’t really enjoy

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

3.5 stars

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Wed Jan 13 2021
3

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

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Sun Mar 07 2021
3

This was exactly what I expected.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

Weird.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
3

Chile in time bekannt, sehr schön

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Tue Jan 19 2021
3

Is kiss and sabbath had a baby. Fun listen 3.5

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

Child in time kida, ostalo ok

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Sun May 02 2021
3

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

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

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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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

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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Sun Jan 17 2021
3

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

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

Fast and fun. Nothing too crazy

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Best lekkere gitaar maar ook wel wat nare nummers

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

I don't know. It was fine.

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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

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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Thu Jan 21 2021
3

Very generic sounding tbh 2.5

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

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

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Wed May 05 2021
3

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

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Thu Jul 22 2021
3

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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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

The music in "Bloodsucker" is actually pretty good.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

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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