Listener's Log: The Magician's Birthday

Album: The Magician's Birthday
Artist: Uriah Heep
Release Date: 1 November 1972
Date Listened: 23 February 2018
Remarks: For background, Uriah Heep is something I should love. Heavy prog is a pretty fair description and they precede most of the other bands in the same genre. This record is my only real foray into their oeuvre and unfortunately, I'm not a big fan. The vocals and songwriting (or lack thereof) are not so great, for all the aesthetics. However, on the last and titular track, they show that they have true instrumental skill– kazoo solo and all.
Stand Out Tracks: Blind Eye, Rain, Sweet Lorraine, The Magician's Birthday

Listener's Log: A Space in Time by Ten Years After

Album: A Space in Time
Artist: Ten Years After
Release Date: August 1971
Date Listened: 22 February 2018
Remarks: Ten Years After is a formidable blues outfit, with one of the greatest guitarists of the era, Alvin Lee. This record reminds me of Leslie West and Mountain, a contemporary of theirs and is most memorable for it's infectious hit single, I'd Love To Change the World
Stand Out Tracks: One of these Days, I'd Love to Change the World, Over the Hill, Baby Won't You Let Me Rock N Roll You, Once There Was A Time, Let the Sky Fall