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T Rex: The Slider (Reprise)

Ben Edmonds, Creem, November 1972

THE ELECTRIC WARRIOR hardly brought us to our knees the way he'd expected he would. After a string of superbly programmed chart-topping singles and genuine pandemonium all across Europe, Marc Bolan made some nice introductory noises here and then promptly allowed us to forget that they had ever been made. This album provides some of the reasons he was even able to make such pretenses, but it tells us much more about why he failed.

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