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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 622 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars I can't say that I wasn't trying to take this album seriously. I really was. By seriously I mean overlook to some extent their later work and judge this album as some kind of late Psychedelic album. But it's not possible at all.

Nice collection of songs, good to know about band's beginnings, most of them flows easily and are quite melodic. Before I know their later stuff I was enjoying this album quite a lot, but this was before I get into Prog at all. Anyway, sentiment aside, this album, when compared to other albums in similar genre, when I add some kind of Prog sense + my rating system I use, this album isn't as strong as I thought, even though this decision is still something I hesitate about. Of course, it's been a while since I've last heard it.

Aguarian is probably the strongest track here, by strange coincidence it's also the most VdGG sounding song.

4(-), troubled album, haunted by later releases. It's not VdGG sound at all, but when trying to be fair, this album isn't as bad as other similar albums here in catalog of PA (or others I know in this "weight")

Marty McFly | 4/5 |


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