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STILL LIFE

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.28 | 969 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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1 stars Still Life is one of the more boring albums that I've listened to of VDGG's discography. The overall sound is still gloomy jazz inspired progressive rock, but is much more subdued and ultimately more forgettable. Peter Hammill's voice completely dominates this album, and that annoys me to no end. I've always considered his voice to be absolutely awful, and that is what this album is all about.

I've listened over this album multiple times, and nothing ever sticks. I really wanted to like it, because I really wanted to like VDGG and learn to acquire the taste for Hammill's vocals, but the unnecessary theatrics in his vocals can't make any positive impression on me. The composition on this album is much lighter, less memorable, and remarkably less pessimistic sounding that their previous albums; all qualities that make this albums less superior to its predecessors.

colorofmoney91 | 1/5 |

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