243 of 1001 Albums: Deep Purple’s Machine Head

Deep Purple’s sixth album was recorded in December 1971, and released in March 1972. It is credited for the influence it had in bringing life to the heavy metal genre that would follow afterward. It went to #1 in the U.K., and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks there. In the U.S. it reached #7 on the Billboard Charts. It was a hit in many other countries also. The critical reviews ranged from favorable to positive. The influences of the album are made up of classical, and blues.
My Thoughts
This band ventures into music again that I’ve never really felt a catch with. The guys have talent, and have great voices, but for some reason I can’t find it appealing to me. If you’re into metal I would say this is pretty staple to be listening to. You have lots of guitar riffs that are catchy, so if you play guitar you have some stuff to aspire to. I have no idea what the organ type sound is doing in here though. I’ve never really cared for it. It does contain classics like “Smoke on the Water” though. 
Rating 2 of 5.

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