Download Roundup - Grand Funk Railroad: We're an American Band

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Download Roundup - Grand Funk Railroad: We're an American Band

Grand Funk Railroad

We're an American Band

Label: HDtracks
Genre: Rock/pop

As a teenager I worshipped GFR even as the critics scorned them. Now I’m a critic and I see what my forerunners were talking about. So why did I reviews these downloads, especially as I have no CD or other digital format to compare them with? Sheer curiosity: I wondered why the album merited the high-res treatment. Did it have stellar sonics? Had I missed something in the music? Well, no on both counts. This is juvenile music played by a not-particularly-tight band (but they’re American). As for the sound, the 96k download is what you’d expect of the era: flat, bass heavy, smothered, monodynamic. The 192k version is more transparent and open, allowing the music to make an almost-compelling case for itself. Almost.

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