Henry Cow   Unrest
3.9 Release Date: 1974
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4.5 superbRobert Christgau | July 26th 14

Finally released in the States five years after it came out in Britain, this demanding music shows up such superstar "progressives" as Yes for the weak-minded reactionaries they are. The integrity of Cow's synthesis is clearest in "Bittern Storm Over Ulm," based on the Yardbirds' "Got to Hurry"--instead of quoting sixteen bars with two or three instruments, thus insuring their listeners another lazy identification, they break the piece down, almost like beboppers. Though the saxophone is still second-rate and the more lyrical rhythms flirt with a cheap swing, the band is worthy of its classical correlatives--Bartok, Stockhausen, and Varese rather than Tchaikovsky and predigested Bach. A-

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3.0 goodTancredi Vergani | July 27th 14
4.5 superbfeargm | July 10th 14
3.5 greatMadnessfan34537 | July 4th 14
4.5 superbMinion | June 21st 14
3.0 goodLokitheTrickster | April 28th 14
5.0 classicEmotional, Beautiful, Evocative, Otherworldly... | March 27th 14
3.0 goodHovse | March 11th 14
4.0 excellenteboph | December 31st 13
4.5 superbGrimsby | October 25th 13
4.0 excellentCyrus McElhaney | October 14th 13
3.5 greatChaosmonger | October 1st 13
5.0 classicHippieJohnny | July 17th 13
4.5 superbelephantTalk | July 15th 13
4.0 excellentmiaow | June 30th 13
2.5 averageJack W. | May 20th 13
4.0 excellentbobbi | February 21st 13
4.0 excellenthevnbsideu | February 18th 13
3.5 greatClaudio | January 22nd 13
4.0 excellentdiscovolante | January 1st 13
3.5 greatthevadercrucible | June 29th 12
2.5 averageApplebite | February 19th 12
2.5 averageFoaming | February 12th 12
5.0 classicDevynBatchelder | January 1st 12
3.5 greatWael | December 19th 11
4.5 superbPrevious | December 2nd 11
4.0 excellentBruscolino | November 25th 11
4.0 excellentrabbitonthemoon | September 22nd 11
5.0 classicnkbr | April 8th 11
4.0 excellentot63 | April 7th 11
4.5 superbGhostechoes | May 15th 10
4.0 excellentJ. | April 13th 10
4.0 excellentRekognoscering | January 20th 10
3.5 greatavestin | October 15th 09
3.5 greatcomatose84 | October 10th 09
4.5 superbEPacK | July 29th 09

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