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INTERVIEW

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.73 | 703 ratings

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Woon
5 stars You cannot cheat the listener's ear. This is as challenging as ever and incredibly complex, yet some picks are self-plagiaristic, and it sometimes feels like complexity for complexity's sake. Creative juices truly went pretty dry. The aftertaste to creating genius music has lasted for some more, anyway.

The same tendencies like in Queen's 1986s-1991 albums: repeating the same for at least several wasted minutes. Other than that, Interview and I Lost My Head can boast of the classic patterns. Another Show always sound like Scorpions to my ear. As always, lots of inspiration, influences, lots of influence for the future musicians.

Never an unbearable moment. Catchy melody and perfect linking in every song which is the trademark for both Gentle Giant and Queen. There is a suspicion, Frank Zappa being asked of his favourite bands, answered with, "I like Queen. I like Gentle Giant". I myself do not like Mr. Zappa, but the man has checked the real thing.

This is definitely a bit less creative than their first six albums, but I cannot see where it's worse than Free Hand. It's less pop than Free Hand. And it was metaphysically necessary to end the mostly a cappella songs row with the most disstructured one of Design. Never horrifying, never sadomasochistic, it's the dopeless madness, controlled madness, royal respect to the music and its listeners. As was the whole album, more or less.

Woon | 5/5 |

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