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  • Summary: The latest full-length studio release for the British hard rock band was produced by Bob Ezrin.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    Some tracks here might surprise on first listen, but surprise quickly gives way to joy. This is superb. [Aug 2020, p.84]
  2. Aug 7, 2020
    80
    Whoosh! is musically superior to its immediate, Ezrin-produced predecessors, but it's more, too: If it's the last album Deep Purple release, it should be remembered as among their best.
  3. This is an album that can and should be enjoyed without over-thinking.
  4. Uncut
    Aug 6, 2020
    60
    The best bits of Whoosh! blend lofty sentiments with earthier delights. ... The album would benefit from the 13 tracks being trimmed to single figures. [Sep 2020, p.28]
  5. Aug 13, 2020
    60
    It’s not as consistently good as Now What?! and it doesn’t contain inFinite’s peaks. Nonetheless, it’s classy, enjoyable, and it’s certainly commendable to see legendary musicians who have nothing to prove, feel the desire to express themselves artistically.
  6. Mojo
    Aug 6, 2020
    60
    It's certainly brave. Whoosh! is superior when guitarist Steve Morse and keyboard player Don Airey slip their leashes. [Sep 2020, p.85]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Aug 13, 2020
    10
    One of Purples best and one of 2020's best albums. Long live rock. Thank you DP
  2. Aug 11, 2020
    10
    Perfect.Album of the year!!!I cant beliave they make their best album in the last 25 years...
  3. Aug 11, 2020
    9
    This is a grower. By the fifth listen you'll be picking up on just how good this is.
  4. Aug 11, 2020
    9
    Better than Perpendicular! Great albulm from start to finish and one would only hope that I would hear some of these songs on the radio here in the US
  5. Sep 11, 2020
    8
    Raise your hand if you expected Deep Purple would still be releasing new albums in the 2020’s. While this record’s mere existence is a littleRaise your hand if you expected Deep Purple would still be releasing new albums in the 2020’s. While this record’s mere existence is a little bit surprising, the fact that it’s also good should not be. There are no modern day ‘Smoke on the Water’ classics here, of course, but 90% of the tracks are interesting and engaging, and all of the Steve Morse guitar solos are worth the price of admission on their own.

    3/5 of the (essentially) original members are still present, and Ritchie Blackmore & Jon Lord are here in spirit as well, as the instrumental track ‘And the Address’ originally appeared on the band’s debut album 52(!) years ago.
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  6. Aug 10, 2020
    3
    This album reminds me when I was young...
    I bought the album by stealing my father's money, because I liked the cover.. but when I listened
    This album reminds me when I was young...
    I bought the album by stealing my father's money, because I liked the cover.. but when I listened to it, I gave it to my little brother.. '' can you guys sing this ? ''
    That was bad.
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