My attempt to blog all of the entries from the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die
Original album is tracks 1-12
Brief Background: Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus was recorded during the middle of 1970 and released in November of the same year.
What I think: I had never heard of these guys before, so I had no idea what to expect with this album. The album is sort of encased (tracks 1-5, tracks 10-12) by what I will describe as power-pop prog rock songs that are really catchy and interesting in a Raspberry’s meets King Crimson sort of way which I really found myself enjoying. The middle tracks were sort of strange psychedelia that weren’t really my thing, but weren’t awful either. In the end, I’m glad I am now familiar with the album though I probably wouldn’t listen to it again.
Do I agree or disagree with the writers as to this being an album you must listen to? I agree that it should be here. It has a certain something that makes it feel ageless.
Rating (Out of 5): 2.5
Amazon Review (Out of 5): 4.5
Is this my first time hearing this album? Yes (144/187)
Percentage of Albums that are new to me: 77%