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UP

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 430 ratings

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Mattiias
5 stars Rating: 9

An incredible trip through the darkest, deepest and most sorrowed Peter Gabriel ever.

He asks you to drag down inside a deep and huge hole inside the ocean of his feelings.

If you dare, you gonna find inside a dense, tortured and even twisted -at certain moments- mix of moods, attitude and feelings.

The result is a fragile, fractured album in which Peter sings so low that almost talks, but his voice and interpretation is so authentic and hearted that manages to be emotive and epic.

Gabriel also finds margin to experiment in sound terms with Indian atmospheres, synthesizer bases and electronic drums loops that give the album a fantastic compensation to obscure lyrics and piano driven musical concept.

From the demolition start with the fantastically depressive and thrilling "Darkness", going through the beautiful distress of "Growing up" and "Sky blue", the horrifying anger of "The Barry Williams show", the unbelievable and magisterial sadness of "My head sounds like that" -perhaps best Gabriel song ever-, the claustrophobic yet amazing electronic beat driven "More than this", to the emotive, touching end with "The drop", this should be regarded as Peter Gabriel at his best in all terms and perspectives.

Mattiias | 5/5 |

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