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Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 1 [Aka: Car] CD (album) cover


Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.55 | 607 ratings

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3 stars Interesting album with highs and lows, but leaving an overall nice impression. Still, I guess it was sort of a dissapointment for Genesis fans at the time of its release, because of the very few nods to Genesis and progressive rock in general. Obviously, this is not necessarly a bad thing if the music has quality, and Peter gave us a lot in his solo career.

Moribund The Burgermeister is a good proggy opener with a great theatrical performance by Gabriel and a somewhat dark sound imo, but warning, is not a representation of the album as a whole by any means.

Solsbury Hill is a beatiful song, I don't know what else to say about it, is just pure beauty to me.

Modern Love is a straight rocker, nothing spectacular but is ok.

I find Excuse Me annoying, here we have a dose of PG's theatricality but with music not interesting enough to back it up.

Humdrum is beatifully composed and performed, subtle and gentle with good melody.

Slowburn sounds like a Queen song but with PG on vocals to me, I'm not saying it's bad, in fact I find it pleasant.

Waiting For The Big One.... yikes, I understand it was kind of an experiment and probably PG had a lot of fun recording this one, but I don't like the style and on top of that is soporific and way too long.

Well it seems I'm not the only one who finds certain similarity between Down The Dolce Vita and Eye Of the Tiger (the Rocky song), still I think is a good song but nothing memorable.

Here Comes The Flood closes the album on a high note, with that anthemic chorus that Pete sings so well, a good solid song.

So imo what we have here are 4 highlights, 2 fillers and 3 good-but-not-great songs. All in all a good album but far from being PG's finest.

mistertorture | 3/5 |


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