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Machine Head

Deep Purple

1972

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Machine Head

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3.63

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Oh my god please stop giving me shit old dad rock.

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I mean, "Smoke on the Water" amirite? I feel like you get an automatic 2 star bonus just for that song. That said, I can see why this band is often (erroneously) included on one-hit-wonder lists. Their songwriting is, for the most part, mediocre. It's just generic 70s, white-guy, early-metal. The guitar solos in particular are just really REALLY uninspired and boring. But this band was a powerhouse band that was instrumental in moving metal into the mainstream cultural conciousness. This album is an integral piece of the heavy metal story... but it's not the most important or impressive piece. I ALMOST gave this 3 stars but the insane keys intro for "Lazy" tipped it over to a 4 star review. That track is tasty as hell. In fact, the album is back-stacked with the last 4 tracks (starting at "Smoke on the Water" and ending with the non-album b-side, "When a Blind Man Cries") being head-and-shoulders better than the first 4 tracks.

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cheddar. a big block of cheddar. i like cheddar, i don't like this album. 70s rock by numbers. cheesy in a bad way, like vegan cheese. a 1 star rating is harsh as i sat through it without feeling existential dread, so it's getting a 2.

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5

One of the giants of rock and the album that out them there. The legendary first chords learned by a generation of guitar players was the opening riff from the rock anthem Smoke On The Water. Richie Blackmore's guitar icon status aside, the secret sauce of Machine Head is Jon Lord's revolutionary sound design created by piping his Hammond organ through a Marshall amplifier, giving Deep Purple a key component of their signature sound. A landmark album front to back.

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5

An absolute masterclass in rock musicianship and virtuosity without becoming overbearing or wanky. Every band member brings a tour de force performance, complimenting everyone else perfectly and the only negative is that they didn’t include When A Blind Man Cries on the original release. Best track: Highway Star

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5

Deep Purple in Rock was the first album I ever bought. My brother bought (or borrowed long term) qMachine Head shortly after. The cover screams I'm stoned. The marker of a Deep Purple classic is a song with a guitar solo followed by (or preceded by) an organ solo. This is the case on Highway Star, Lazy, Pictures of Home and Smoke on the Water (although in Smoke . . . the organ was just on the fade out as Ritchie did an extended guitar solo.) Ritchie Blackmore was a very capable guitar soloist but all bands had one of those. Jon Lord's organ playing is the unsung hero of this band and what set Deep Purple apart from the many three instrument bands. I'm not sure this band would have been as successful if they were from an era when songs had to be no more than 3 or 4 minutes long since they need 5 minutes to allow both an organ and guitar solo and need even longer to have a third instrument solo which they do with the mighty fine harmonica solo in Lazy. I like how in the lyrics to Smoke on the Water they call the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio the "The Rolling Truck Stones thing”. Guess they didn't feel the need to give The Glimmer Twins any free advertising in their song. They wanted to record in a place that gave this album the energy they had when playing live. imo using the Rolling Truck Stones Thing accomplished that goal.

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5

Deep Purple made great albums before and after Machine Head but it is here where everything worked. Like all classic albums, this one is defined as much by the deep cuts as much as it is the singles and the ones that endured on classic rock radio. The single and the track that everyone knows, is "Smoke in the Water", as memorable a classic rock song as any thanks not only because of Ritchie Blackmore's iconic guitar riff but by its chorus, Jon Lord's keyboard lines, and Ian Gillian's powerful vocal. Nearly as memorable is the soaring "Highway Star", where both Lord and Blackmore shine like the sun during their solos, and the glorious riffs that carry the excellent closer "Space Truckin". The aforementioned deep cuts are all killers as "Maybe I'm A Leo" is carried by another killer riff while "Never Before" is defined by its groove and Lord's magical keyboard lines while the driving "Pictures of Home" is anchored by the superb rhythm laid down by drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger Glover and features more Blackmore goodness. Finally, "Lazy" is a tour de force for Lord that is one of those great tracks that is most appreciated after hours. Deep Purple made a ton of strong albums but Machine Head is their Mona Lisa.

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5

Makes me jizzum in my tighty whiteys

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5

I had this album back when I was a teenager and I figured when it came up on 1001 I would give it only a 4 because I had grown weary of Smoke on the Water and Space Trucking, and the lyrics are a bit lame. However, there’s something about the instrumental passages, the way they’re structured and the interplay between the organ and the guitar that is sublime, especially on a track like Lazy, which seems like a cross between the Allman Brothers and Phantom of the Opera, And Richie Blackmore's guitar solos are so melodic and memorable. And you know (unlike many of the metal guitarists of the 80s and 90s) he’s not propping his guitar up vertically on his knee when he’s playing them. It’s a 5 for me.

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5

Love this album! Every song is a winner - (evidenced by the fact that each track gets its own Wikipedia page - thanks for pointing this factoid on previous albums Emily!) Smoke on the water is overplayed for a reason and is still listenable even after about eleven thousand listens… 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

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5

Deep Purple is one of my all time favorite bands. This album will definitely be a 5 star rating

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5

pog and the album has more good stuff than just smoke on the water

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5

I love it I need it

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5

tanta nt atn atna tant

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5

Easily Deep Purple's best album. Classic

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5

Classic rock album. Essential listening, though you should have heard the hits already.

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5

Por una parte, cuando se incorpora una vocecita a-la-Steve Tyler, no me puedo tomar ninguna canción en serio, me causa mucha risa y cringe. Por otra parte, qué album tan movidito de estos anbuelos del hardrock. El disco del infame riff de Smoke on the Water, super cliché y choteado por los adoradores de la vieja escuela, pero al fin y al cabo un disco muy divertido en el sentido de pegajoso y cagado y que pone de buenas. Quizás uno de los más comerciales y suaves de la banda. Creo que la canción que más me gustó fue la primera, también disfruté la vibrita Pat Matino-ish de Lazy y la ondita motocicletera de Pictures of Home. Creo que la única que no me gustó fue la balada del final, pero esa no estaba en le lanzamiento original así que x. Mood: On the road again.

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5

Una joya de disco, puro Rock. Nunca había escuchado When a Blind Man Cries y veo que me gustan hasta los descartes.

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5

Need to catch up on this one

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5

Actually very good. I always thought about Deep Purple as having their moments but not really interesting to me in general. But I enjoyed this album way more than I expected. The playing is quite 'tight' but technical at the same time. Definitely reevaluating DP and will listen to them again.

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5

Well I have listened to this a number of times, starting out strong!

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5

Nach wie vor super

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5

I will always love a Ritchie Blackmore project. All of the riffs on this album are perfect, the anthems are anthemic, and Deep Purple continues to be one of my favorite rock/hard rock bands of all time. While all the tracks could be considered highlights, the abbreviated list is: 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7.

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5

Highway Star - Classic song, good for an opener. High tempo, great solo, just a fun energetic tune. Maybe I'm a Leo - More of a jam, lots of distortion but almost a funk melody to it. Good tune. Pictures of Home - Quick drum solo to open. More of a wailing tune, some Kiss vibes in the vocals. Not bad, but weaker than the previous two. Long instrumental to finish that's very solid. Never Before - Back to the funk, very similar to song two. Good tempo, definite bop. Smoke on the Water - Needs no review, it's the Deep Purple song. Lazy - Very spacy opening. Almost like In a Gadda da Vita, then gets into a high energy dueling guitars instrumental. Space Truckin' - Great tune, heard this one on the radio but didn't know it was Deep Purple. Overall - Great album, lots of jams, front to back pretty consistent and solid with great instrumentals.

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5/5. Classic. In 2022 it will be 50 years great. Standouts: Highway Star Smoke on the Water Space Truckin' Lazy

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5

Que buen álbum, no se como no lo había escuchado.

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5

Perfect commute album. The driving instrumental and booming vocals just makes you feel cool as you sit stagnate in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

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5

One of the most iconic rock albums of all time, and rightly so given that it contain the definitive guitar riff. But there is a lot more to Machine Head than just Smoke on the Water. The whole album is a master class of technicality and versatility. Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord combine spectacularly throughout with their relentless solos and catch riffs and Ian Gillan is on top form also. Highway Star, Pictures of Home, Lazy, Space Truckin are all classics - making this a classic album in the truest sense.

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5

Rock & Roll del viejo. Dos megahits.

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5

Own it, love it.

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5

Very good work. The bests are highway star, never before, smoke on the water, lazy and when a blind man cries.

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5

Une classique 5*

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A classic

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5

Płyta z hiciorami, ale też kilka słabszych. Lepiej posłuchać już Made in Japan

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5

A classic

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5

Легендарно

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5

Classic album. This is an essential album for rock lovers, there's nothing much else to say

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5

Great old fashioned Hard Rock

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5

Now we have a classic rock album! Every song is great, Maybe I’m a Leo is probably my favorite.

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5

Every track on this record kicks ass

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5

It’s not metal but it’s damn close! Legendary and amazing album

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5

Probably a 4 for me overall, but the intro to highway star as the intro for the album bumps it up to a 5. Loved the back half of Lazy

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5

Great!

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5

BEEF

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5

Great Rock album. Love highway star for sure. A bit more upbeat and high energy than deep purple in rock, but still excellent!

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5

DP at their best

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5

Some of the best head I've ever gotten

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5

Hotter than a pepper duel, each instrument plays out of its skin and is so well recorded. Every track a cracker

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5

This album was definitely ahead of its time in sound and musicianship when compared to other works of 1972. They sound like a crossroads between Zeppelin and the metal that is to come. Several massive songs throughout with great mastery of their respective instruments.

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5

Highway star Smoke on the water Lazy When a blind man cries Chef d'oeuvre

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5

An absolute powerhouse of an album, with some fantastic riffs and driving bass lines. Some highlights (not including the better known hits) include Lazy; an absolute banger with a mesmerising organ part, and Never Before; with an intro so good you can't help but pull that stanky face! Top album, definitely going into rotation!

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5

I like it

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5

Bellissimo l'intro di 'Highway Star' e la canzone come intro all'album. L'album è molto interessante, una versione classica di Hard Rock, ancora piuttosto tranquillo, ma con un ottimo sound. Oh poi c'è 'Smoke on the water', il voto è scontato. E 'Lazy'? Wow! Tanta roba anche 'Space truckin'' che chiude, ottimo album!

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5

Masterpiece!

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5

Well I first discovered Deep Purple in the late 1990s and it has probably been a decade or so since I took the time to listen to them. Highway Star was always one of my favourite tracks, but honestly, listening to it again this time I'm utterly blown away. This is from 1972, nobody had done Heavy Metal before Deep Purple, Led Zep and Black Sabbath and this album absolutely exemplifies the genre. Love it, and although Smoke on the Water has become a massive cliche, this album rocks so goddamn hard. Amazing!

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5

Eixo que encaminhou o rock pesado.

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5

I should have listened to this before. Cool stuff.

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La neta es que es un discazo en muchos sentidos. Hoy por hoy solo pensamos en Smoke on the Water pero de las (tan solo) 7 rolas del disco no hay una que sea mala o aburrida. Mi favorita es Highway Star, especialmente por la genial idea (para aquel entonces) de hacer solos de teclado conectado a un amplificador de guitarra.

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5

Now THIS is rockin! Is it me or does nobody ever discuss how FUNKY this band is? Most British bands don’t get this down and dirty part of the blues right, but DP can really stir it. And don’t even get me started on John Lord’s Hammond playing.

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4

Some classic songs

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Got kicked out of the guitar store

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4

A wonderful, powerful album.

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4

Gritty ditties, roadhouse dirty grooves

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4

Solid! Lazy fav track - If you like this stuff, check out 'The Sword.'

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4

it's more than just smoke on the water...heh

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ok . i doubt ill intentionally listen again . but smoke of the water is an exception

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Rock and roll classic!

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Really cool classic rock vibes.

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That's definitely rock (hair rock?) A+ guitar

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Ritchie blackmore at his finest

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Whether you know it or not, you’ve heard part of this record. Smoke on the Water and Highway Star are two songs that are fully engrained in our culture and it is hard to escape them, for better or worse. This is a pretty short record (especially for 70s hard rock). I’ve listened to other Deep Purple and I think I prefer some of their other output, but this is a good starting point. The organ tones on this are something to behold. Favorite song: Smoke on the Water (cliche I know but the riff is still killer) Least favorite song: Lazy

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Smoke on the water

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Kneiter goede plaat die in elke rock collectie thuishoort, vooral erg genoten van het nummer: "when the blind man cries"

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Mellow rock. Very 70s/80s

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Hrm. There’s something honest about this style of rock from this era. Is a win.

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Classic rocky boy

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0 - 3 - 5 hahaha funny.

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Ah, the album that houses the most classic, classic-rock riff of all time. One riff to rule them all. The riff that made me excited to play guitar. I don't need to name it, you know what it is. I like how few tracks are on here, and I like how long and exploratory some of them get. As a whole, it's nothing crazy, but an enjoyable listen front to back, and I liked more than half the songs, so I'd say it's pretty great. Favorite tracks: Smoke on the Water, Lazy, Pictures of Home. Album art: This is a classic one for sure. It looks like the band is staring in disapproval at an embossed piece of sheet metal. Much more creative than your typical band photo album cover. 4/5

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Great

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How to forget those songs, listening to them in my youth. Radio Universal in Mexico City

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Now here is some classic rock! Fantastic album, listened all the way through, it's got your classic Smoke on the Water (easiest way to learn the guitar I hear) and Space Trucking. I enjoyed the other songs as well and hope we get their album with Hush on it in the future. Album cover is also classic, looking at their reflections in the metal. Very metal.

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Hard rock clásico Usa la misma fórmula de siempre, sin embargo cada canción logra algo diferente

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I knew a lot of these songs and really enjoyed listening to this album!

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Classic

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7/10. Nothing to write home about, but had a good sound, and a few pretty good songs as well.

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no complaints, I love the fuzzy sounds of the 70s on this album

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4

Fantastic album. Best one I've had randomly picked so far

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Ik kan dit wel waarderen. Klinkt goed!

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4

Classic. Good timing heading into the weekend and especially after the previous albums.

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Yeah fair play this was pretty good especially after listen to it after Jaques Brel!

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4

Some classics on there

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4

Well good to hear them again ! Enjoyed listening as always and some tracks are amazing but I still love Burn. I wondered what group would feature more than once. Happy that Deep Purple do considering they’re weren’t a chart band. ****

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4

Did I miss some albums here? I'm fuckin livid! My asshole was flapping during this. Fuckin love to drive angry to this. I'm like a roll n rock Derek Bird when this comes on.

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4

These guys are kind of over the top! Some SERIOUS keys and base going on. 2.5 really good songs out of 7, so I'mma call it a 4.

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4

Enjoyable romp of classic rock.

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Rocky, funky (in places), a decent listen. Easy on the ear. Highlight - Highway Star, When A Blind Man Cries but they're all good. Lowlight - Smoke On The Water 8 out of 10.

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Y'a une raison pourquoi Deep Purple c'est un classique. C'est plus soft que du Black Sabbath mais ça rock.

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De estos muchachos solo conocía la obvia (qué de tan clásica me había hartado un poco). Una canción igual muy representativa de lo que hacen en este álbum. Salvo “Lazy”, que es la más experimental (?), me parece que en general todo el disco se apega a un solo registro, muy acorde al rock de su época. Está ok. Me quedó con “Space Truckin’” y “Maybe I’m a Leo”, solo porque últimamente he pensado que los leo sí son chidos.

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Proper cheesy dad power rock 😂m but absolutely mint, can't not enjoy it. Saved a couple tracks to a playlist. Smoke on the Water is obv a classic

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4

To my surprise, I enjoyed this alot

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4

Countless hard rock classics in a single album -- most every notable Great White song is from this album.

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4

Similar to Black Sabbath not so much in sound or style, but in how I can hear how much they influenced a lot of 70s rock. I get the influence, makes sense this is on the list. Blackmore’s solo and rhythm riff on ‘Highway Star’ are totally high octane, and ‘Smoke On The Water’ is forever etched on the walls whether we like it or not, but this isn’t on my personal favorites list.

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I dig this more than I thought I would! The drums are sick and honestly so is everything else. If Pineapple Express took place in the 70s, this could be the soundtrack. If you needed a default example of 70s hard rock, they would probably be it. Pretty fun album!

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That organ shreds

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Better than I was expecting. Not a fan of "Smoke on the Water", but "Lazy" is and amazing track. And I discovered "Maybe I'm A Leo" and "Pictures of Home" which are also bangers. Love Deep Purples organ work.

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4

Enjoyed this one way more than I thought I would. I hadn’t heard anything by these guys other than “Smoke on the Water” and found the rest of the album to be equally solid and enjoyable.

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4

Great start, classic groove rock, excited for tomorrow

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4

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Fantastic!

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Pretty good dad rock with a few bangers on there. Highway star is ultimate cock rock. Probably didn’t quite deserve a 4 but a 3 was harsh

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4

Smoke on the Water has that one guitar motif i've heard around before. Nice to see it has a name now. Oh. the lyrics of lazy sure are something.

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4

First time listening except for Smoke on the water. A very rad album.

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70. Vou acertar no preço certo. Desce as escadas. Não tropeces, Henry Mancini. MotA: Lazy "Nobody gonna take my car, I'm gonna race it to the ground"

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I enjoyed this more than I expected to. Generally I'm not a fan of this sound, but I really liked the drums and guitar. Favorite track: Pictures of Home

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glassic

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Smoke in the water Muy buen disco

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4

nice space/blues rock album. Great riffs, lyrics can be a bit silly.

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4

pretty good rock album. Enjoyed it and knew a few songs on it.

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4

Stellar riffage from Blackmore. Gillan does his best Plant impression and Paice tries some Bonham, and both do a decent job. Not sure if this inspires me to dive into their catalogue, but a very enjoyable listen. Choice cuts: Highway Star, Maybe I’m A Leo, Space Truckin’

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Required to listen at 11!

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Quality stuff if you ask me!

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Highway Star is the most underrated Hard Rock song of all time Smoke on the Water is a classic

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4

Some absolute bangers but not without its flaws (pace is slow in places). Just shy of a 5.

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I'm not a fan of metal but this album is one of the few that I can listen to in its entirety. Smoke on the water and Highway Superstar are iconic head-banger tracks of course, but I also enjoyed Lazy and Space Truckin' and especially the amped up organ which gives them a very distinctive sound. The background story on Smoke is interesting - how some idiot with a flare gun at a Frank Zappa concert burned their concert venue down. This is a solid 3.5 for me, but I'll round it up because its iconic and still rocks 50 years later.

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DP is a very talented bad and very under-rated. John Lord and Ritchie Blackmore playing over a driving rhythm section (Glover & Paice). This album really captures that.

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short album, but very iconic rock. Highway Star & smoke on the water <3.

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Smoke on the water.. The rest isn't fab, but it's Smoke on the water.

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"Smoke On The Water" is the ubiquitous track here, and the only time I purposely listen to is while watching the Season 2, episode 1 episode of The Sopranos. There's a scene of Tony Soprano driving happily while hearing Smoke Of The Water on his car radio. But then T has a panic attack when the song starts to skip (the man did not appreciate having his music interrupted), which means he was listening to it on Compact Disc. I'd be inclined to suggest it was this album Tony was enjoying, but knowing the character, it was likely a Best Of Deep Purple CD. Of course, his panic attack causes him to pass out and crash his car. "Smoke On The Water" is right in Tony's wheelhouse. Dude loved him some early '70's classic rock, so much so that his wife Carmela chooses to play "Smoke On The Water" when a doctor suggests she play some of Tony's favorite music while he's in a coma in a latter season episode. If I came of age during the late '60's/early '70's like a young Anthony Soprano, I would have been all into some Deep Purple. Instead, I only knew of them from songs like "Hush" and the aforementioned "Smoke". This album pretty much slaps from start to finish. I never noticed the "Frank Zappa and The Mothers" line during "Smoke" before listening to this album (in my defense, the song skips for a crestfallen Tony right at that line, where all we hear is "Zap Zap Zap Zap Zap Zap"). After listening to this album, I find myself wanting to stand up and yell a Tony Soprano line from the end of one the series' final episodes: I get it!

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4

Awesome.

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The album that spawned 'Smoke on the Water' - written after the casino the the album was to be recorded in burnt down during a Frank Zappa concert! Great British rock - tinged with no many genres. Fab.

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4

There are some classic bangers on here that are so high above the other tracks. Solid!

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4

A classic for a reason

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11/2 Just some classic hard rock. Standout Tracks: Highway Star, Smoke On The Water, Lazy, Space Truckin', When A Blind Man Cries

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Smoke on the Water is a classic.

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Great album

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Deep Purple is one of those artists that I have always heard of, but never checked out. Aside from "Smoke on the Water", I had never even heard another Deep Purple song before. Once I finished Machine Head, I now understood the praise and recognition this band gets. Simply put, it rocks! It's not as generic as I was expecting it to be. While not a fair assumption to make, I tend to find most classic rock pretty tame. Deep Purple didn't merely meet my expectations, but they exceeded them!

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4.5/5

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BUH BUH BUHH BUH BUH DUH DUH BUH BUH BUHH DUH DUH I actually really liked this one Lazy and pictures of home slap

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Rock

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Amazing album. Probably the Deep Purple album I've heard the most.

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I would never have guessed this album is from 1972! Way ahead of their time and very metal rock. Smooooooke on the waaaaater

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Hørte på albumet tre ganger, veldig stilig. Mye keyboard. Likner litt på the doors, men muligens litt "mørkere" i følelsen. Smoke on the water og highway star åpenbare bangers

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This album contains a classic hit that most people heard one time too many. Even with that crux the rest of the album is amazing. Space trucking, highway star, lazy, ... all deserve as much adoration as smoke on the water. Almost 50 years old and still timeless

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classic 70s rock, whilst I think later generations have iterated and created newer and more unique sounds, this generation of musicians will remain somewhat timeless

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4/5

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Another classic I never got round to checking out. Of course I already know the majority of the songs. I've always loved Highway Star, and it is still the highlight of the album as far as I'm concerned. Just a really great rock album that is rightfully loved by many.

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Classic. Jon Lord's organ and Blackmore's guitar dominate.

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Classic rock, revs up my mornings

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Some classic tracks such as Smoke on the Water and Highway Superstar, and I really enjoyed the energy and musicianship.

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4/5 that was a good one!

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Avant de lancer cet album, je n'avais aucun doute sur la grande qualité de ce dernier, et pour cause: j'ai récemment rendu visite au père de robpalmière, dans sa caverne remplie de vinyls que vous connaissez desormais tous. A peine rentré dans sa demeure, je surprenais le père de rob en plein travail de ses gammes pantatoniques. Ses doigts défilaient sur sa guitare avec une aisance incroyable. Soudain, tout en continuant se partition de guitare, il réussit à enlever ses chaussures, et se mit a tapoter sur son piano avec ses orteils, accompagnant ainsi parfaitement sa guitare. C'est alors qu'il m'aperçut enfin: "Oh quelle surprise, salut Louis, ravi de te voir, installe toi". Il faut savoir que j'entretiens une relation étroite avec le père de rob, qui me considère comme son réel fils. En effet, rob et son père ne s'entendent pas du tout, et ne communiquent que très rarement depuis que rob a suggéré à son père d'écouter le dernier album des Crusaders. Mais passons. Une fois bien installé, et le père de rob ayant enfin fini sa divine performance musicale, nous commençons à discuter. Rapidement, j'expliquais la raison de ma visite: "Oui père de robpalmière, c'est aujourd'hui. Robert a généré Machine Head de Deep Purple. Que peux-tu me dire sur cet album?". Il se mit alors à tout me raconter, de la genèse du groupe, leur histoire, à une démonstration des suites d'accords les plus impressionnantes présentes sur cet album. Une mine d'information, divulguée avec passion. Après plusieurs heures, je pris enfin congé de mon hôte, non sans repartir avec un vinyl de 10cc, glissé dans mon sac par le patriarche de la famille palmière.

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Je pense ne rien apprendre à personne en avouant que j'étais en route pour le Generator Hostel au moment de l'écoute de cet album. À ma grande surprise, quand j'ouvris la porte du hall d'entrée, je tombai nez-à-nez avec Robert, perché sur son immense trône fabriqué à partir de CD non sélectionnés dans le grimoire. Je voudrais à cette occasion raconter brièvement la façon dont Robert, que vous connaissez sûrement pour la plupart sous le nom de Robert Dimery, s'est retrouvé à la tête d'un empire et d'une fortune colossale. Nous sommes en 2004. Robert est un journaliste musical assez peu apprécié dans son milieu. Rien que dans sa rédaction, il est tout simplement détesté par l'ensemble de ses collègues. Ces derniers le décrivent comme collant, imbuvable, retardataire, sale, etc... Sa façon de régler son casque-audio à fond et de le poser derrière ses oreilles afin que le son se diffuse dans la pièce a tendance à irriter ses collaborateurs. Il a d'ailleurs une autre habitude assez particulière ; quand il aperçoit quelqu'un se diriger vers la machine à café, il le rejoint et lui donne son avis sur son idole, Elvis Costello. « T'as vu Costello il a acheté un nouveau pull... ». Ses collègues le fuient autant qu'ils le peuvent. Un jour, c'est la goutte d'eau : « T'as vu Costello il a proféré des insultes racistes envers Ray Charles. Il a eu raison je trouve, t'en penses quoi toi ? » demande-t-il à son patron qui n'en croit pas ses oreilles et le vire instantanément. Après plusieurs mois de dépression durant lesquels il découvre les albums de Morrissey, il a soudain une idée totalement stupide : publier un grimoire compilant les 1001 meilleurs albums de tous les temps. Seulement voilà, au moment où cette idée lui vient, il n'en connaît que treize : ceux d'Elvis Costello et ceux de Morrissey. Robert n'a jamais rien écouté d'autre. Pour pallier ce problème, il décide de partir en Erasmus. Il dépose donc un dossier à l'Université la plus proche de chez lui dans lequel il hiérarchise trois destinations par ordre de préférence : Limoges en premier souhait, Périgueux en deuxième, et Saltsjöbaden en troisième. Ce dossier n'est pas assez bon pour prétendre au deux premières destinations et Robert se retrouve alors en Suède. Ses valises posées, il se rend très vite compte qu'il n'y a pas d'université dans la ville en question et qu'il va donc pouvoir consacrer tout son temps à ses recherches. Il enchaîne alors les soirées dans le but de trouver des musiciens et donc des albums pour son grimoire. Autour d'un chaudron de red mojito, il fait la connaissance de Goldfrapp, un groupe de musique se situant à l'exacte limite entre le médiocre et le ridicule mais qui lui permet d'ajouter deux albums à sa liste. « Et de quinze ! » se dit Robert qui compte alors sur ses doigts le nombre d'albums qui lui restent à trouver (986). Trois jours plus tard, alors qu'il marche dans l'artère marchande de sa commune, il entend une personne crier des insanités en direction de certains passants. Il le rejoint, lui demande son nom et le note sur son carnet : Jon Spencer. Rebelote quelques jours plus tard lorsqu'il enregistre le Penguin Cafe Orchestra lors d'une sortie au zoo. En 2005, il atteint le nombre 1000 albums. Il lui en manque donc un. Fatigué par ses recherches, il se résout à ajouter celui de son fils Mike Ladd et s'empresse de publier son grimoire désormais complet. Vous vous en doutez, il s'agit d'un bide monumental. Personne n'achète sa bouse. Pour recontextualiser, la seule manière d'écouter un album à l'époque est de l'acheter en CD. Or, acheter 1001 albums en CD coûterait à quiconque le souhaiterait une somme d'environ 15 000 €. De ce fait, lire ce grimoire reviendrait donc, par analogie, à regarder une émission de télévision dont le concept serait de regarder des gens cuisiner sans pouvoir goûter les plats ; ça n'a pas de sens. Robert a complètement raté son coup. Oui mais voilà, en 2020, le streaming s'est imposé comme mode de consommation principal de contenu musical. Presque tous les albums de sa liste sont disponibles sur les plateformes. C'est à ce moment précis que le générateur est créé. Son torchon se vend alors comme des petits pains et Robert rejoint bientôt les Jeff Bezos et compagnie au rang des plus grosses fortunes de la planète. Il se lance en 2010 dans l'hôtellerie et développe sa marque de Generator Hostel partout dans le monde. Je vous parlerai dans une critique ultérieure de la relation que j'ai avec lui mais il me semble que je viens déjà de vous donner un grand nombre de clés pour comprendre sa personnalité complexe.

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heard most of these before on live album, definitely solid sound.

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I enjoyed it more than I expected!

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I'll acknowledge that this isn't my version of heavy metal, but it is clean, finds its groove and executes well from start to finish. I can certainly appreciate it as a solid early hard rock album.

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Classic 70's power rock with some shades of psychedelia from the late 60's in there. A very powerful album for it's time.

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Classic guitar rock

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Not as great as “Live in Japan,” but obviously amazing

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Great guitar play but the rest of the album is just decent to good. Bit disappointed, expected a bit more progressive or heavier stuff. Seems to be going more into the direction of for example The Who, without ever reaching that greatness

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Nice, original songs, some of them classics

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Starts off strong with "Highway Star" but I found "Maybe I'm a Leo" to be a bit of a let-down. Everything after that is a banger, though! Great album, 4.5/5 stars

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Classic hard rock, sounds like it is the example of the genre.

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Smoke on water. Bam Bam baaam

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I know, Smoke on the Water has become a bit of a cliche with its highly recognizable, simplistic main riff. But listening to this music with fresh ears and putting oneself in the context of 1972, when heavy metal was still in its formative years, it's really fucking good. The combination of heavy, riff-based guitar and distorted Hammond organ stands out. 4 stars.

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Bière Molson et corvette, rock and roll baby.

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Pomimo, że mieliśmy niedawno okazję posłuchać wersji koncertowych większości utworów, to mimo wszystko tamte wykonania były znacząco inne. Tutaj jest wszystko bardziej dopracowane, bez udziwnień i to po prostu lepiej brzmi. Lazy i Highway Star zawsze na propsie.

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Dużo lepszy, niż album live z Tokio, a powtórzyły się aż 4 utwory. Nie rozumiem mani artystów z lepszym scenicznym brzmieniem, w obecnych czasach średniej półki słuchawki bez wzmacniacza są w stanie zapewnić o wiele wyższa jakość muzyki. I tak faktycznie tutaj można się doszukać bardzo dobrej linii melodycznej, dobrze brzmiącego wokalu I spasowania ze sobą głośności instrumentów - tego wszystkiego, czego brakowało na płycie live przez wciśnięte na scenie przysługiwał improwizacje wykonawców. Zaskoczeniem płyty dla mnie "Never Before", nie pasuje mi do niej za to "Lazy". Mimo to całość albumu spójna I sprawia wrażenie napisanego na kolanie, nieprzekombinowanego I po prostu gra ze sobą.

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An album with some of the best known Deep Purple tracks. An old friend, the ol' reliable, you name it. No surprises, no outbursts of joy. Just a really enjoyable portion of classic rock. Highlight: Space Truckin'

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Smoke on the Water is obnoxiously classic at this point. The whole album I feel follows the trends of the previous ones - good, but not amazing, little highlights or low points, great to listen to but too forgetable to come back to. Lazy is a stand-out, so is Smoke on the Water. 4/5

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Banging proto-metal in the opening and closing portions of the album, they revert to blues appropriation, as was the custom at the time, in the middle portion. Fave track - "Smoke on the Water" is obviously iconic, but "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'" are prolly more fun to listen to....

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035036503530! Great album with some all time great songs. "Highway Star" is one of my favorite Rock Band songs to play even if it gets tiring by the end. "Smoke On The Water" is obviously one of the most well known songs of all time. I think every guitar player has played that classic riff at least once. My favorite track though is "When A Blind Man Cries" which unfortunately didn't make it on the original track listing. I just love the groovy band jam vibe of it.

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Классные песни, но это рок

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Like it!

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Listening to this album, I could just hear the influences on a bunch of 80s bands. Like if you told me Motley Crue, GNR, or Van Halen grew up listening to this stuff, I could totally see it. The entire album has pretty awesome guitar

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Good

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dudes rock

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4/26/2022 Today's Album: "Machine Head" by Deep Purple - This album is some serious dad rock if I've ever heard it, tapping into that early metal sound while maintaining a mostly generic 70's rock aesthetic. There's a lot of fun performances on here and I think the production is quite nice, but it's definitely an album that caters to it's demographic and just sticks to it. It's pretty much a by the numbers 70s rock outfit full with rock organ, bluesy solos, and 4 chord structures. There's even that classic hit Smoke On The Water, which sounds even more like dad rock in this context than it already did. I'm not saying this album is bad, but I also understand that I am someone who tends to like this kind of music and it really doesn't do much outside of just performing the genre. That being said, if you like dad rock, this album is stellar. The solos throughout are absolutely mind melting and the 7 minute track Lazy is just an all out jam session. I like how many ideas this band traverses in a single song and it really helps to make this album stand out from your typical rock group. There are songs that don't hit as hard as others on this project, but with a runtime of 40 minutes over only 8 tracks, the songs are over before you know it and you're onto the next impressive solo or headbanging chorus. Honestly, this feels like a record that I would be really really on the fence with, but the instrumental breaks and solos just keep bringing me in. Overall, I think this is an above average 70s rock album, but it also doesn't do a ton to really revolutionize the genre. Listen to this one if you like dad rock or can sit through any track if it's got a killer guitar solo. Highlights: Highway Star, Maybe I'm a Leo, Pictures of Home, Smoke On The Water, Lazy, Space Truckin', When A Blind Man Cries Score: 7.5/10 Dad rock, but some of the best of it's breed.

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Genre: Hard Rock 4/5 Oh, hell yes. Rip the hair of your balls rock and roll. It's motherfucking Machine Head. A classic album with classic songs from one of UK's best, the hard rockin' supergroup Deep Purple. An album I've listened to many, many times, and one that continues to reward repeat listens, Machine Head has some of rock and roll's biggest moments ever, and not just from the 70s. The riff from Smoke on the Water is one of popular music's most recognizable licks around, which some call simple and lame, while others deem it iconic and necessary. Deep Purple's synthesis of blues and hard rock wasn't the most unique at the time, but Deep Purple's technical talent set them apart from other hard rock outfits. Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Ian Paice on drums, Roger Glover on bass, the classically trained Jon Lord on keys, and the incomparable Ian Gillan on lead vocals, made for one astounding rock group. Each musician enjoys their moment in the spotlight on this, as each song gives ample time for extreme noodling. The opener, another classic single, Highway Star, gives Blackmore and Lord plenty of time to showcase their brilliant playing. Space Truckin' provides time for Ian Paice to show off his solo talents, along with Pictures of Home (which even finds time for a Roger Glover bass solo!), all while Ian Gillan gives us some of rock's biggest and best vocal performances throughout this album. Great album that'll grow some hair on your chest, and keep you head banging till the final fade out.

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hadde faktisk aldri høyrt heile albumet før

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ok

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Great rock, smooooke on the waaaahtaaah.

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I'd already listened to most of the album before, but it was interesting to see that so many of their hits were on a single album. It was impressive.

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Classic!

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Highway star is a banger... And the epiphany of the "rock = long guitar solos and lyrics about cars and girls" joke Bygone is the era of all 6 minute songs :(

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I suppose Deep Purple should land firmly in my classic/psychedelic/heavy rock wheelhouse, but I never really got into it. I do appreciate the severely dated, unironic preteen-level cool of Space Truckin'.

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Production: 9/20 Songwriting: 10/20 Innovation: 10/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 12/20 =47 Perfectly pleasant - the Hammond organ kept reminding me of the Raconteurs

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Smoke on the Water is the noticable single here, but definitely the least complex. However, whole album didn't grab me that much? I dunno...

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classic - but I can't hear Smoke on the Water even one more time!

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"Following intermittent recording sessions between gigs for earlier albums, Deep Purple wanted a dedicated amount of time to record an album away from the typical studio environment that sounded closer to their live shows. They hired the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio for recording, and block booked the Montreux Casino as a venue, but during a Frank Zappa concert immediately before the sessions, it burned to the ground. The band managed to book the Grand Hotel, closed for the winter, and converted the hotel into a live room suitable for recording. These events, particularly the casino fire, became the inspiration for the song "Smoke on the Water". Machine Head is cited as a major influence in the early development of heavy metal music. It is Deep Purple's most commercially successful album, topping the charts in several countries." "Highway Star" was written by Deep Purple while they were on a coach travelling to their opening UK tour date. The band's management had arranged for them to travel to the gig with a group of music journalists, who could interview the band at their leisure. One of the journalists asked Blackmore how he wrote songs, upon which he said, "like this", picked up the guitar and played the song's opening riff. Gillan improvised a set of lyrics around: "We're on the road, we're a rock'n'roll band".

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Kind of nu metal for the 70s

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Chunka chunka chunka chunka!

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Pienso que no tengo mucho que decir, porque además un puñado de estas canciones ya las había escuchado en el concierto de Japón, includio también esta lista. It's not my jam, pero okay, creo que "Space Truckin'" sigue siendo mi fav. 7/10

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Nothing can live up to Highway Star. It's mostly just 30 minutes of boring rock after a jam and a half. 6

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I liked it way more than I thought. I liked the second half way better. It was more funky and less metal.

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6

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solid hard rock album, there were cool musical ideas here and there, but a lot of the songs fell flat imo. 6/10

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Highway Star is a GREAT song. Lots of long, metal songs.

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The songs I knew are great, the others didn't really stand out to me. 3RS

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en una de esas coincidencias que no significan nada pero que gustan porque escapan de la frialdad de las predicciones algorítmicas, resulta que un día como hoy pero de 1972 salió este disco. No todo el heavy metal es para reírse. Pero este sí. Está bien, mejor escúchenlos en los Live in Japan francamente.

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Some fun tracks, sounds like a worse led zeppelin.

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me gusto pero medio embole no lo volveria a escuchar

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Loved Smoke on the water !!!!

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The first three tracks are solid. Track 4 "Never Before" manages to stay fun. T5 "Smoke on the Water" is okay. "Lazy" has a great intro and is pretty good. "Space Trucking" (the last track) is meh.

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very musically tight. enjoyed this one.

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Great rock album, probably very good driving music. I wonder why Smoke on the Water is the riff that is most known from this album; there's better keyboard and guitar riffs on many of the other songs.

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Sounds like how cigarettes smell

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This one was tough: I liked most of the songs, they were just so damn long. And 5, 6, 7-minute songs may not be super long in a general sense, but here they felt like it. I thought the first track was wrapping up several times before yet another solo started, straight into another verse. The keyboards sound amazing (when they're not soloing). This would be a great 25-minute record. I'm okay with blasphemy.

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Lower end 3 for me. Personal taste wise its probably actually a 2 for me but I do appreciate the musicianship an album like this has so it gets a 3. I think the best way to sum up this album is that I really enjoyed the sections with vocals. Nice driving energy when vocals are being deployed but thats maybe a third of the album. The rest is heavily guitar solo centric and while I respect the art and craft of a good guitar solo, generally these long sections became boring personally. Not an album I disliked per say but not one I'd have much desire to revisit.

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Good album

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// Favs: — Score: Decent 3

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I'd heard for years the Deep Purple were so much more than just Smoke On The Water. I didn't realise that the album that contained that song would be the one to prove it. Some absolute jams on this album.

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Stabil Bästa låtar: Highway Star Smoke On The Water

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Good guitar, similar to the Rush album but preferred that one though

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yesyes11

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Inicio enérgico, mucha personalidad, las guitarras gran protagonistas durante el álbum. El desarrollo del álbum pudo ser más óptimo a mi parecer pero es muy bueno 3.70 sobre 5

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Much more neoclassical and funk than I would've presumed for classic rock - shows what I know about classic rock. Enjoying the organ, and some nice 4ths harmonies on Pictures of Home here too. First two tracks were early favs, liked quite a bit of Lazy too, final track Space Truckin's a possible standout - great syncopated bass part throughout.

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3.6 - Some awesome guitar and organ jams on here. Prog rock meets cock rock. “Highway Star” is a highlight.

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Classic rock is classic.

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Songs all quite long, so occasionally dragged on. I am digging the intro to lazy though. Overall, half decent considering the age and the genre not holding any appeal to me.

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This was a better deep purple album than the last one. Lyrically and style was it was much more refined around their guitar riffs that are still solid. Enjoyed this album but it wasn’t great. 6.7/10

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25th August 2021 Listened throughout the day whilst pottering. Much more fun, accessible and sure than the previous deep purple album I had on here.

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Surprised at how much I liked this album

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Different music Some nice sonfs 3.5/5

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While I have heard every track on this record many, many, MANY times, I had never sat down and spent time with the record as a whole. I found it interesting but very repetitive. It makes a nice background when you are looking for something a little heavier. On that note, this is not a heavy album at all. I had always thought of Deep Purple as a much harder, deeper band. I enjoyed the record, I listened to it once. I think that is all I need.

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"Lazy" might be my favorite on the album. I found most of it good but something I wouldn't listen to in my free time. Seems like good bar music.

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obviously an LP that I will have heard at some point in the past - but not since the late 70s, I think. I'm a little surprised at the lack of roll in the rhythm section - it is all rock, and Iain Pace is regarded as one of the great British drummers. Blackmore defining the form for future waves of hard rock guitar players with widdling (nearly always pentatonics, and sometimes in harmony.) Meat and potatoes. No veg.

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I'm not huge into rock/metal, but this was okay. Felt like something that would come on the radio while driving that I'd leave on in the event of me not hooking up my aux. Smoke on the Water was a huge win of course, taking me back to pep band

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Great album with the classic smoke on the water.

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Some fun songs but it seems like kinda by-the-numbers 70's hard rock to me. Nothing was super interesting or creative. A good, solid record but I wouldn't call it a classic or a great one. If you are fan of this style it's a good one.

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good deep purple

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Hard rock is fun. Wish I had more thoughts about it beyond noticing that the reality of Smoke is better than the meme.

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Better than expected. Pretty standard rock sound but loads of great riffs

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Yeah dad vibes

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It's a cool album. I enjoy it.

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Honestly, all these stars are for the phased organ madness. Everything else is either much-aped now, or a bit cack: but for brainless driving it's a jam.

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Good stuff. Big crunchy riffs. Overall a little one dimensional though. A lot of the songs kind of mush together and aren’t very interesting

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Smoke On The Water is overrated af but other than that this album is fine

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I feel like I should like this more than I do. I can't say that I strongly disliked any parts of it, I guess I was just disappointed that I wasn't more blown away by a band thats so highly influential. Not bad by any means though. I would consider listening to it again. 6.5 to 7 out of 10

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Mediocre rock band. Lyrics are simple and that's fine. The solos have a good length, but they lose my interest fast since they are nothing special. Great album at the time, but compared to other rock bands nowadays they are nothing unique.

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Yes, it's Deeply Purple.

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It was good, each song was extremely repetitive although the motifs were extremely evident and made for some catchy songs.

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Toit as a tiger.

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Eh, this had it's moments but not many. 3.5

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I have heard at least three of the seven tracks on this album before. The album mixes elements of progressive rock and early heavy metal. It would have been interesting to hear the album at the time of its release, because Deep Purple was probably doing something very different. From a 2021 perspective the album is okay.

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Deep purple is usually pretty bad, probably won't listen to this all the way through. But got kidnapped and swam in the cold sea at night today, so that's something. Highway star or whatever is great

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I was familiar with a couple of songs. The album overall held my attention. I didn't skip any songs but not sure I would seek this album out to listen to it again.

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Love th hits on the radio but don't go further than that for the Purple.

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Okay album most songs are good without being great with the exception of Smoke on the water which is one of my favourite songs of all time. 3/10

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Alright, a few classics. You can hear that they were in the process of transforming the genre, but still a bit cheesy to my modern ears. Highway Star is decent, Smoke on the Water gets a lot of hype but in my opinion both of these pale in comparison to the slow blues close of the album 'When a Blind Man Cries'

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Wasn't in the mood for this today.

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It's not bad but I didn't find it particularly interesting either. I can see how Smoke on the Water is such a famous song, though

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1972. Smoke On the Water, Highway Star

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Solid

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It’s fine. Smoke on the water is def a jam

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favorite songs: Highway Star; Smoke On The Water; Lazy; When A Blind Man Cries.

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This was better than I thought it would be.

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Pretty standard 1970's classic rock, Highway Star is still a am though.

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good bass work

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Jak nie próbują improwizować i kombinować, to mogą jednak coś słuchalnego stworzyć. Wciąż nie lubię Deep Purple, ale album się trzyma technicznie, brzmieniowo i wokalnie przyzwoicie.

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Zdecydowanie lepiej się słuchało tego niż live wersji z koncertu, still nie jestem na tyle fanem starego rocka, żeby puścić sobie tak po prostu. "Smoke on the Water" jest absolutnym klasykiem, ale poza tym album mi po prostu przeleciał.

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3 stars, i give em props but it's just not enough to blow my mind

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As a rock dude I feel like I should be much more reverent towards Machine Head than I am. It has a couple of legitimately fantastic tracks like 'Highway Star' and 'Space Truckin'' - and even 'Smoke On the Water', a right old plodder, cruises by on the basis of *that* riff. But the rest of Machine Head veers between mediocre and annoying. The Purps take themselves and their lumpen proto-metal far too seriously. And in Gillan, they have the perfect frontman for this guff - hammy, self-important and as subtle as a brick sandwich. Still, Paice and Blackmore made 'em listenable.

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Bit annoying

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Highway Star is pretty great, so is Smoke On the Water, but the rest is a mixed bag. It's aight...

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Not great.

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4/08/22

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How many fucking Deep Purple records does someone need to hear? I've had 3 albums from them in a span of 52! Too much!! Thank Brian Christ this one has Highway Star and Smoke on the Water on it though. Classic banger tunes. This is the only DP album you need to hear, the others are just a reiteration of the same points. I hate the album "artwork".

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Machine Head is the sixth album by English rock band Deep Purple. This album was extremely popular, being Deep Purple's most successful album, and influencing the development of the metal genre of music. The speed of the band's hard rock music playing was so new and special that it went on to shape heavy metal music in the future. "Smoke On The Water" quickly became the most popular song from the album, and it is still widely adored to this day. I think this is a remarkable album from the golden years of hard rock. It has all the rock n roll one could ask for, and enough great songs to occupy someone's ear for a little while. Every fan of rock or metal music has probably heard at least part of this album, but everyone should really listen to this whole thing.

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Alright. Didn’t blow me away

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Good rock but not special.

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couple classics

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70's guitar rock at its purest. Your dad probably loves this band. They are really good at what they do. If it is your thing, you'll love them. Otherwise, they are worth appreciating.

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Considering Smoke on the Water is one of the first songs everyone learns to play on guitar, this band is pretty iconic. There's really nothing to dislike them for, just didn't do anything for me

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Knew half of these songs from their Made In Japan album and those featured don't sound as good here. While these were wild on the live album, Highway Star doesn't sound as lively and Smoke on the Water is pretty tame. I also despise Lazy and didn't like Space Truckin much. But those that weren't on Made In Japan (Maybe I'm a Leo to Never Before) were pretty great songs and had a lot of fun listening to those.

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Like the Doors but more dad-rock (if that were even possible). Not my favorite.

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meeeh

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Exactly what i expected. At least what I listened to of it

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I think the only Deep Purple songs I've ever heard are Smoke on the Water and Hush... This is a little more "gay leather bar" than I was expecting... but story of my life. I see why they're a one hit wonder. Smoke on the Water's lyrics are actually pretty bad when you look at them. Like trash bad. I know they're a classic/iconic band but fuck em. 2. And that's being generous.

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I couldn't get into this album. They clearly want to be a hard rocking metal band, but they just don't have the riffs and the energy to keep it up.

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Àlbum correcte però amb el que no he acabat de connectar tot i tenir dos o tres temazos indiscutibles. Millor que els darrers que m'ha tocat escoltar però oblidable.

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It reminded me of a high school band. I get why they are in the Pantheon of Rock, but the musicianship is lacking for my taste.

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Smoke on the Water earned it a 2. Shite.

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Don't think that one song is enough to make up for the rest

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Great energy but boring songs

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This is not my vibe. Too much hair and bluesy rock. But the electric guitars are so great in stereo - especially the intros on "Never Before" and the iconic "Smoke on the Water."

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I still don't like Deep Purple.

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"hush" is a great song. unfortunately, it's not on this album

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Guitar, guitar, guitar and more guitar.

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Oh no

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Rather smooth and forgettable. Was expecting it to be much heavier, but it's elevator rock.

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Can appreciate the craft but it igniting zero emotional response.

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kinda standard

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It was okay.

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Me gustan los gritos la vdd, lo demás bastante clasicote, motero caspas pero llevo uno dentro en vdd que le vamos a hacer Pelin aburrido algún temazo pero podría vivir sin haberlo escuchado Judas priest pero sin molar

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dont care 4 it lolz

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For being the inspiration behind the most abused guitar store riff in history, this album does tend to punch above its weight. However, it still gets mired in repetitive song structures and gratuitous noodling that tends to wear thin after a while

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i'm just gonna say it. i almost hated this. not quite, but it was close. and it's not JUST because i've heard smoke on the water as much as anyone else has - i just don't give a fuck about this kinda proto-wank-metal. sorry?

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Ive never really been a huge fan of deep purple, they are a really great band, the guitarist i forget his name, i do really love, and say if he was in another band, like maybe with dio, I would really enjoy the band but idk deep purple just doesnt work for me. All their songs start here and and here(my hand is up high for both), and i really like direction in songs. Good album, not to my taste.

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Meh, another boring rock album.

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It's borderline unfair. To have this following Moss Side Story. Relatively speaking, I'm almost thinking about giving this a 5. Just the first song alone makes it outstanding relative to Mr. Adamson.

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Sorry

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Kinda sick of this type of music by now tbh

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Yeah, so I mean, Highway Star still gets me. I mean, the lyrics alone on that song - there's a lot to unpack there. Smoke on the Water is one of the first songs I ever learned on guitar, so there's a werid sentimental attachment there. But it is a pretty plodding song, for sure. But overall this doesn't move the needle much. Feels very stuck in its time and doesn't deliver a whole lot of memorable moments.

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I have this album on the original vinyl picture disk, never been played, and now I've listened to this, it never will be. I don't like the organ sound. It just isn't suited to rock music in my view. The vocal is too screamy and the lyrics sound very dated and cliched. I don't even like Smoke on the Water these days, I'm bored of it.

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The solo in Smoke Over Water excuses a multitude of…well, not sins. But something not good.

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Classic. Smoke on the Water. Good. But Great? I dunno.

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Imagine if Steely Dan couldn't write songs and could still play musical instruments very well but played them fast because... well... what else are you meant to do without songs?

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An encyclopedia of rock and roll and cliches, circa 1972. Is it possible to enjoy “Smoke On the Water” in any non-ironic sense? (I doubt “Space Truckin’” can be enjoyed at all.) And three Deep Purple records on this list – seriously? Someone needs to time-travel a good bit forward.

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Prejudices confirmed, bit pile of meh

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This one was more grating than the other Deep Purple albums this generator made me listen to.

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p256. 1972. 2 stars. Primeval 70s hard rock. So this is where we put the blame for a thousand hysterical shrieking vocalists and an eternity of guitar wankage. I found this tedious beyond belief, really struggled to listen all the way through. Well produced though. Thank god for punk.

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poco memorable, no m ha llamado nada como para prestarle más atención al álbum (a pesar d haberme torturado haberlo escuxado dos veces) a excepción de alguna de las 3 últimas q era 1poco más chula en comparación con las demás

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Music for dinosaurs. In faded denim and straggly hair.

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