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ACQUIRING THE TASTE

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 997 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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3 stars Gentle Giant was, in my opinion, the pinnacle of creative progressive rock writing. All of their albums showcase fantastic musicianship riddled with unique elements that make Gentle Giant stand out greatly in the progressive rock world. Acquiring the Taste is a good album, but a lot of the material on this album didn't really stick with me or stand out much, and it seems like at this point Gentle Giant were still developing their signature sound.

The musicianship here is super tight, which is a given, because this is Gentle Giant after all. All of the elements from the most popular Gentle Giant albums are here, but the songwriting is a bit lesser of quality than it would later become. Lots of interesting and beautiful melodies emphasized by compositional complexity and avant touches make up the music on this album, but the only track that stood out to me was the opener, "Pantagruel's Nativity". However, this album is always good to throw on to listen to the slightly under-developed Gentle Giant trademark style.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |

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