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GENTLE GIANT

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.95 | 1194 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Just adding my two cents worth of opinion on an album, already well reviewed by more intelligent people than myself.

I am very impressed by their live albums, but I hardly know any of their studio albums. A discovery of their the studio albums is therefore in order.

This album and their career starts with a big bang in the form of the two opening tracks in the shape of Giant and Funny Ways. These two tracks has everything I love about GG from the live albums. Quirky melodies who works and really makes me sit up and take notice. The album then descend into a more Beatles territory before it ends up with heavy blues. And it is not heavy blues as in Led Zeppelin. It is heavy blues as in boring, unimaginative heavy blues. There are still some rather good, quirky melody lines included here. But not enough to prevent me from nodding off now and then. For me, this is a debut album where GG tried and tested their formula. I believe they later got rid of the things I do not like about this album. Hence a three stars album from me.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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