Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste CD (album) cover


Gentle Giant


Eclectic Prog

4.24 | 1061 ratings

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4 stars While a very enjoyable softer, more melodic, bluesy side of GG is present here, something about the sound recording--especially the vocals and drums--turns me off. Still,there are some great songs here--some of GG's most accessible ones, too.

Five star songs: "Pantagruel's Nativity," "Edge of Twilight," "The Moon Is Down," and "Black Cat."

"The House, The Street, The Room" (6/10) is, to my tastes, just a bit too pretentious, over dramatic, even silly.

"Plain Truth" (6/10) is interesting for its bluesy violin and Jethro Tull-like feel but it is, in the end, too straightforward rock'n'roll and not one of my favorites.

All in all a good album with some great songs and poor engineering choices (IMHO). 3.5 stars marked up for the fact that GG is so very much in a league all their own. Supreme craftsmen and innovative composers of the highest caliber.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |


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