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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.28 | 649 ratings

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2 stars I have a problem with Van Der Graaf Generator, some songs I consider to be absolute masterpieces, others I can happily live without and some songs I hate with a vengeance. Most songs on this album belong to the second categorie, nice but forgettable.

Peter Hammill's voice, is definetly an acquired taste, once accustomed to it, it's nice, but on first listenings you wonder why they didn't hire a real singer, but his emotive expression is a large part of what VDGG is all about, so if you can't cope with it, VDGG will be wasted on you. Another element of VDGG is the lack of guitars, the sounds are dominated by bass, drums and organ and ever increasing dramatic tension. Generally it's a very organic sound growing as it develops.

Best songs on this album are: Into A Game and Aquarian, but only Aquarian comes near perfection, the rest is though not all bad, forgettable, I sometimes put it on, just to check if my taste hasn't altered, and untill now that hasn't happened. I will not recommend this album for starters, but fans of VDGG will probable find some tunes they like. (p) Only for fans

Peace Out

DeathRow | 2/5 |


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