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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.28 | 1474 ratings

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The Pessimist
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5 stars Certainly the very best GG album in my books, this CD truly contains a mastery of all the Giant's traits: quasi-round vocals, complexity, rhythmical virtuosity, uniqueness, driving rhythm on several occasions... i could go on, but this is must buy.

1. Just The Same - Great opener. Quite tame compared to the rest of the album, but nonetheless stunning - 5/5

2. On Reflection - Fantastic vocals at the start but slowly deteriarates and really goes nowhere in particular - 3/5

3. Free Hand - A second GG masterpiece song. Great driving rhythm and some really quite complex stuff! Minear really shines quite a bit on this song, as also in the opening track - 5/5

4. Time To Kill - As good as (if not better than) the previous track, this one's probably the most technically challenging of all - 5/5

5. His Last Voyage - A lovely ballad that reminds me distinctly of the Mahavishnu Orchestra - 4/5

6. Talybont - Fantastic prog song with a medeival feel, short and sweet with a gorgeous flute - 5/5

7. Mobile - Returning to the celtic feel, this is a stunning ending with everything a prog-rocker looks for - 5/5

Overall score - 5/5

The Pessimist | 5/5 |


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