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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

3.96 | 1310 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Odd rhymes, twisting melodies which, even melodic, is full of barriers that prevents it from being symphonic. After all, this is famous, mysterious Gentle Giant. It's even soaked into folky elements. I suppose that it's what Eclectic is like, it's multi-everything. Weird time patterns are there I suppose (they should, we're talking about prog here). Is it just me, or this debut of theirs is weak ? Showing some flashes of their later work, but still, it's not so consistent and firm, as it could be. As first album it's OK, but when compared to their later ones, it somehow disappoints. To beat it even lower in my opinion, I don't have nostalgic memories from 70's as some older people (than me) can, so I'll not lie to you. It helps to rate higher sometimes, when other means fails.

4(-), going lower wouldn't be fair, as this is quite important album for understanding whole band. You know the stuff, it's debut, it's like losing virginity, it's just once in your (band's) life.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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