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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.44 | 462 ratings

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4 stars After reading other reviews, I feel compelled to give my two pence about this album. I am a big VDGG and PH fan and I was glad about their 2004 return, which also gave me the possibility to finally see them live (and it was possibly the best concert of my life, that was Milan 2004), but their two reunion albums did not convince me that much, Trisector coming slightly before Present. I still thought they were too much "PH albums" with the others as session-men. But this last one is for me the first true VDGG generator album of the new generation, and an enormous step forward in terms of songwriting. It has not left my car-stereo in the last two weeks. Instead of commenting on each song, I will just point out the highlights, that is Bunsho, Medusa/MrSands, and All over the place. This is World Record-feel 35 years after. This is what VDGG should be in 2011. The loss of Jaxon is no doubt painful but Hammill on guitar and Banton playing everything else but the drums cover this gap brilliantly. And what to say about Evans, in one of his best percussive performances... The VDGG trio has come to an apex. Looking forward for more gigs! A Solid 4,5 stars for me
aprusso | 4/5 |


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