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Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.35 | 1514 ratings

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3 stars If I consider the score and the amount of reviews on PA for this fifth GG album, it is the best of the band. There are lots of five stars ratings and dithyrambic reviews (masterpiece, outstanding gem, powerful vocals, etc.).

Since I only moderately like their music, I was quite curious to discover this work (I only got three of their albums during their classic period and did not get into GG more than that since 2004).

What I can say is that there are indeed some good songs featured on this "Glass House" but none is getting me by the guts. It is true to say that this effort is more accessible; some songs even feature some pop moments (which is far from being the band's mould so far).

I have to say that this is even embarrassing at times. Anyway, most aspects of the classic GG are still present even if the usual complexity is maybe a bit set aside. Jazzy atmosphere, folkish ambience, medieval passages and all the likes can be discovered throughout the album. So, even if one of the brothers is missing, the global mood of "In A Glass House" is not so unconventional.

It is a good album for sure, with longer songs than usual. But no highlights as far as I am concerned. Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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