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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

3.55 | 609 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 stars really!

Of all of the early Genesis lineup members, you would expect Peter Gabriel to have the most progressive solo career. Wrong, wrong, wrong. This contains experimental rock and pop rock, but without much of a prog relation. Nothing here has much technicality, or progressing solos like early Genesis had. That aside, all of the music is pretty good. Some of the stuff is very acquired taste, but nothing's horrible.

The first song MORIBUND THE BERGIMEISTER sounds something that could have been on The Lamb, and is a good song. SOLSBURY HILL is the big hit from this album, and got a ton of radio play. A good pop song, but nothing's that special about it. Everything else on the album basically goes at this speed. Not standout superb, but not bad. The best song on the album is probably the closer, HERE COMES THE FLOOD, which is a great song that I occasionally listen to on its own. Other highlights are WAITING FOR THE BIG ONE and DOWN THE DOLCE VITA.

Like I said, nothing's that technical, or progressive, but is just good pop rock music. It's actually tough to pinpoint at one specific genre because the music is varied. Some of the music is accessible pop, and some is acquired taste experimental rock. It's a good buy for any Peter Gabriel fan, but if you're expecting Foxtrot, you won't find it here. For starters with Peter Gabriel's music, I recommend going to his third album, which is more progressive, and is overall just better music.

J-Man | 3/5 |


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