Sunday, 14 September 2014

Blue Öyster Cult - Cultösaurus Erectus (1980)

The seventh album from this US art rock band. Art rock or whatever you may call it. Their music are difficult to pinpoint, to say at least.

Starting with the superb Black Blade, one of their best ever tracks and a heavy art-rocker, I got my hopes up for this album. The album then takes some strange, or rather some familiar Blue Oyster Cult turns towards jazz, AOR and synth rock. Inbetween, we also get a good slab of art-rock.

Nobody would deny that this band present highly intelligent, intriguing art-rock. That is the core of this band. Their DNA profile. The reason why this band intrigues me a great deal. It is why I got everything they have released. The band sometimes makes it a bit difficult for themselves by insisting trying out various things in full public. That synth rock track is not a good thing. And so is some sloppy standard AOR tunes too. The main core of this album is good to very good though.

The end result is a forty minutes long, interesting time with this band. It is bordering between good and very good in my estimations. But I would elevate it to a very good rating.

3.5 points

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