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SO

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.83 | 489 ratings

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Mattiias
4 stars Rating: 7.5

A wise Peter Gabriel combines his underground eccentricities with his most kind side through smooth melodies, creating a perfect pop model.

The result is interesting though at some moments seemed like if Peter was uncomfortable with the songwriting sound amalgam the album proposes.

The finest examples in which those 2 different craft waves collide together perfectly are -now days considered Gabriel's all time classic- "Sledge hammer" in which Gabriel installs an irresistible brass section rhythm as never before on any of his records, sustained by an overwhelming music video.

Another great moment comes along with "Don't give up" and its spiritual aria, featuring a vocal duet with Kate Bush; once again complemented by an inspiring video in which Gabriel interlaces with the female singer in a 6 and a half minutes felt embrace.

On side 2 the constant beating base manages to turn the songs into monotony. Also under that sound thematic stands out "Big time" in which Gabriel gains the listener's attention by combining semi-funk style with a wisely hidden but evident alternative atmosphere.

A good step into more transcendental and audience reacher material.No more, no less.

Mattiias | 4/5 |

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