Saturday, May 18, 2013
Badfinger - Magic Christian Music
It's easy to write Magic Christian Music off as a hodgepodge because it wasn't conceived as a solitary album. It features cuts from the band's contribution to the soundtrack of the film The Magic Christian, as well as tunes from Bandfinger's previous incarnation The Iveys, in addition to a few cuts created especially for this album. You would expect such an album to be some sort of unholy mess, but Badfinger always delivers tight pop tunes, which blend perfectly with all the other tight pop tunes. Just listen to "Dear Angie" or "Beautiful and Blue" and you'll get it.
Baleeted? Never. Badfinger is too awesome, even at their least cohesive.