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THE MISSING PIECE

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

2.95 | 369 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars This will be the first Gentle Giant album I review here but I've heard some and loved them all. I did this review because of the low rating it has got and realized after listening my opinion was similar to the majority's. This is a pleasant album with some really good compositions but it's not a masterpiece. There are som quite bad songs and the album as one do not impress me. It's very visible that they were populizing their sound. The music is harder, less complicated and has not so many instruments than before. That is sad because it was what we liked som much.

The best track on the record is As old as you're young (5/5). This is a strong track with the old-style-GG, classical/chamber-tendencies and a enjoyable piece of music. Two other songs is worth naming: Memories of old days(4/5) and I'm turning around(4/5). They both have nice melodies and clear sound. The first is a stripped and wonderfull song and the other is symphonic and has great vocals. Who do you think you are and Mountain time is two very boring songs and the others is ok. Yeah it has its ups and downs so a juste and honest rating is 3/5 for it all. I would recommend this record for someone who's not into prog music - for a such person this could be a great start.

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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