DEEP PURPLE — Machine Head (review)

DEEP PURPLE — Machine Head album cover Album · 1972 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
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"I'm alone here, with emptiness, eagles, and snow..."

"Machine Head" is just good old Rock N' Roll and classic Deep Purple. Boasting the guitar genius of Ritchie Blackmore, the catchy Hammond-organ playing of Jon Lord, and of course, the amazing vocals of Ian Gillan, this album showcases the very best of Deep Purple.

Right from the start, the driving rhythm of "Highway Star" hooks you in and never lets go. The next two songs, "Maybe I'm a Leo" and "Pictures of Home" are my favorites on the album, with the latter of the two being my favorite Deep Purple song ever recorded. The groovy essence of the songs remains the same throughout the album, keeping the mood blissfully constant right through to the end of "Spacing Truckin'."

"Smoke on the Water" is the worst song here, and that's saying something! Damn good album for music in general.
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