CD Review: ALO "Tangle of Time"

ALO’s latest, full of good-feeling Saturday-afternoon vibes, strays from the band’s usual funk/jam style for more of a ’70s classic rock sound.
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ALO’s latest, full of good-feeling Saturday-afternoon vibes, strays from the band’s usual funk/jam style for more of a ’70s classic rock sound. As usual, Steve Adams is deep in the pocket, and although he plays the supportive role for most of the album, his bass steps out on “Coast to Coast” and on “Keep On,” much closer to his bold playing on 2012’s Sounds Like This.

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