Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Incredible String Band

  • Changing Horses [Elektra, 1969] B+
  • Relics [Elektra, 1971] B+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Changing Horses [Elektra, 1969]
The usual magic bullshit, often tedious but full of wondrous surprises. B+

Relics [Elektra, 1971]
Way back in the 1960s I tried to figure out whether these acoustic Scots were magic or bullshit and concluded that they were both. But lately they've lost something. Only two of the eighteen songs on this compilation postdate March 1968. Which seems fitting--they recorded "Way Back in the 1960s" in 1967. B+