FUNKADELIC — America Eats Its Young (review)

FUNKADELIC — America Eats Its Young album cover Album · 1972 · Funk Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
Warthur
The double album is a risky prospect for any band; you need a really killer set of material to justify putting out two discs at once rather than trimming out the fat and issuing one really good disc of concentrated awesome. In the case of America Eats Its Young, the problem is exacerbated with the extremely eclectic nature of the material - you've got gonzo jams and freakouts, classic funk anthems such as A Joyful Process, and a whole range of different musical styles and experiments in between. Personally, I don't like everything on the album, and whilst there's enough that I do like to keep me interested, I do think a bit of editing might have resulted in a greatly superior piece.
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