Album Review: "Whoosh!" by Deep Purple

Distributed by: ear Music

Producer: Bob Ezrin

When the brand is Deep Purple, you’ve got nothing to prove. Or do you? When the needle drops on the album’s opener “Throw My Bones” you’d be hard pressed to think they’re just phoning it in. On this, their 21st studio album, DP returns with a global point of view and an urgent musical vision. “Drop the Weapon” has a strong anti-hate message and “We’re All the Same in the Dark” diffuses all barriers of human interaction. These are new progressive hard rock classics for a band that undoubtedly defined the genre. They’ve retained their signature sound, yet remain remarkably fresh.