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Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

3.65 | 361 ratings

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lazland
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3 stars I have been looking at the previous reviews for this album, the comeback LP from one of the genre's greatest exponents. I love this band, but will post a very generous three stars and a warning to all who don't own it that if you weren't a fan before, this will not make you into one, and, further, if you are loooking to purchase VDGG for the first time, then download side one only.

The first side is stunning, like they have never been away, with Every Bloody Emperor finding Hamill in scathing political form, and Nutter Alert being a gem of a track, amongst the band's best.

However, side two is a continuous block of over an hour's pointless noodling, to absolutely no pleasure or thrill to the listener at all. Great if you like that sort of thing, awful if, like me, you can't stand it.

Health warning attached to this, therefore. Five stars for the brilliance of CD1, only one star for CD2 - three stars overall.

lazland | 3/5 |

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