Thursday 22 November 2012

Atoll - Rock Puzzle (1979)

Their fourth album hides behind some horrible cover art work.

Atoll changed style from each album and Rock Puzzle is another style change again. Atoll has now chosen the safe, wide road of the rock genre. Straight rock with French vocals. That means a mix of some pretty raunchy rockers, mid tempo rock and a couple of ballads. The music is performed with plenty of acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, bass and drums. The sound is pretty good and slick.

The songs is a also pretty slick and with one eye on the bank balance. Atoll goes commercial as most other bands at that time did in the search of an audience. The songs here are not that good so I guess this album did not bother the hit lists. It is a lively album and a hit into empty air, I am afraid. This is not for me.

2.5 points

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