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SO

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.83 | 490 ratings

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Shakespeare
3 stars This little album was taken very well by all radio stations and retailers, but some fans, like myself, were a bit disappointed. What happened to Gabriel's old sound? His mix of progressive rock, excellent lyrics, and moving melodies? All we have here is a commercial set of songs, and very confident singing (which isn't always bad). Milgrim's 37 is very moving, and my favourite track. Mercy Street has fantastic lyrics, as well, and Red Rain has nice melodies and lyrics, but besides those three (and the bonus track), I always found this album to be very commercial, daunting, and not at all touching. Gabriel was using many electric sounds, which never appealed to me. (May God, in his infinite wisdom, burn the drum machine!) However, after many listens, I've come to love this memorable album. So produced some of Gabriel most known radio hits (Red Rain, Sledgehammer). Though I am not overly fond of the 80s, this album is very good.
Shakespeare | 3/5 |

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