Various Artists

Pure 70's

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Since there was a Pure Funk and Pure Disco, it makes sense that a Pure '70s would follow. It couldn't be called "Pure Rock," since a lot of this simply doesn't rock at all -- "American Pie," anyone? However, all 20 songs on this collection (mostly culled from the Polygram vaults) reek of the '70s, and that's why this is a fun listen. Yes, it's entirely predictable -- "Hooked on a Feeling," "A Horse with No Name," "Don't Bring Me Down," "More Than a Feeling," "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Maggie May," "Rocky Mountain Way," "Ramblin' Man," "The Things We Do for Love," "Show Me the Way," "All Right Now," "American Woman," and "Stuck in the Middle with You" are hardly obscurities -- but for anyone looking for a basic collection of AM-radio hits that haven't yet left the airwaves, this is a good bet.

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