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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.43 | 2466 ratings

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1 stars "Pawn Hearts" is a poor crafted, very depressing album, and was lent a copy of this album and though to myself, I give it a spin, heard the album and I was soon gutted,and this sort of music does not appeal to me, but I'm sorry to say this is a negetive album.

"Man-erg" is the opener and the song is rather sloppy and dull, a terrible, monotonous track and the most dissapointing track on the album 0/5!!

"Lemmings" very Pink Floyd-ish at some points and some other reviewer has pointed that out, again not my cup of tea but is a much more sophisticated listen than the previous track, but unfortunately a weak track, 2/5!!, is the strongest offer I can give it!!! "A Plague (of Lighthouse Keepers)" has a fusion of pieces placed together all on one track, very weird track and I do not like all of it infact some parts are to unlistenable especially that out of tune part with the synthesiser going beserk!!! I have to skip search parts of it, alongside some horrible piano thumping, again some pieces are monotonous especially that weird brass section with a train type of sound, the piano ballads nearer to the end is epic-ish but very dull and unnecessary , the guitar part at the end is quite cool with all the fuzzy effects, infact the ending is quite good, with the guitars and symphonic eerie vocals at the end, a poor track but has it's moments 2/5!!

I cannot adapt to this album at all and very much so dislike it. The music is amateurish, too self indulging and monotonus, and very bland!!

This is the first VDGG album I've heard and from now on I shall avoid them at all costs, not my type of music at all!!

5% recommended, 2/5!!!

craig4 | 1/5 |


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