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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.51 | 450 ratings

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5 stars After listening to this album about 20times I think I have now vary clear opinion. For me it is the best Van der Gaaf Generator album since Still Life. It contains one of the greatest song I`ve ever heard- Over the Hill. I think this composition is on the same range as Childlike Faith in Childhood`s End or A louse is not A home. Other great number for me is very short Interference Patterns which sounds like something out of King Crimson. What is funny about this composition for me is that at the first time I didn`t like it at all and I thought “what the hell is that”. Now it is one of my favorite Van der Graaf Generator songs. All that Before and Lifetime we had opportunity to listen to them before they were out. They are just great songs. The Hurlyburly was very surprising for me because I would never think that VdGG could sound like that. All In all it is very nice instrumental song which sounds like wild west. Drop Dead is another nice song which resembles All that Before. The Final Reel and Only in a Whisper are very peaceful songs which would fit perfectly to some of the Peter Hammill solo albums. The last composition (we are) not here is something like continuation of Over the Hill and substitutes the great end of the album.

I think this album deserve five stars without hesitation. If you didn`t like this for the first ten times give it another ten because I consider this album as an essential: a masterpiece of progressive music and that is the one that can`t be omitted in any prog rock collection.

Wobbler | 5/5 |


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