War - The World Is A Ghetto (24KTGold) (1972)
Funk | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | HQ covers, booklet
Avenue Gold Collection | 24KT Gold edition | 355Mb
War's third album as an act separate from Eric Burdon was also far and away their most popular, the group's only long-player to top the pop charts. The culmination of everything they'd been shooting for creatively on their two prior albums, it featured work in both succinct pop-accessible idioms ("The Cisco Kid," etc.) as well as challenging extended pieces such as the 13-minute "City, Country, City" – which offered featured spots to all seven members without ever seeming disjointed – and the title track, and encompass not only soul and funk but elements of blues and psychedelia on works such as the exquisite "Four Cornered Room."