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Poll Question: Octopus (1972)
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
22 [40.74%]
6 [11.11%]
4 [7.41%]
9 [16.67%]
5 [9.26%]
1 [1.85%]
4 [7.41%]
3 [5.56%]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2016 at 16:57
My favorite is "Boys in the Band", follow by "Knots"  and "Cry for Everyone"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2016 at 18:18
Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

Never liked that album. Don't know why. It sounds good, but I feel nothing. 

My feelings as well, my least favourite of their first six or so. Still an easy pick as I really dig the song "The Boys In The Band".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2016 at 18:55
Though Octopus is my fourth favorite GG album, "Raconteur, Troubadour" still blows me away with its originality.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 07:42
Their first (of four) perfect albums!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 14:37
Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

Not GG's best, IMO (that would be Free Hand), but really, really close.

Agree 100%

My vote goes to The Advent of Panurge.

I just prefer Knots

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 15:49
Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Their first (of four) perfect albums!!!
No, its actually the last of four near perfect albums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 16:09
It's my fifth favourite Gentle Giant album.

My ranking:

1. Acquiring the Taste
2. Three Friends
3. Gentle Giant
4. In a Glass House
5. Octopus
6. Free Hand
7. Power and the Glory
8. Interview

Later studio albums I'd rather not mention.

Of the tracks, I vote "Advent of Panurge". My second choice would be "Think of Me With Kindness".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 18:43
Panurge, bien sūr.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2016 at 20:27
Knots.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2016 at 13:05
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Their first (of four) perfect albums!!!
No, its actually the last of four near perfect albums
No, it's actually the fourth of eight near perfect albums
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2016 at 13:44
Originally posted by aglasshouse aglasshouse wrote:

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

Their first (of four) perfect albums!!!
No, its actually the last of four near perfect albums
No, it's actually the fourth of eight near perfect albums
I won't argue with that. I do however still prefer the atmosphere, warmth and playfulness on their first quartet of albums - which is why I revisit them more often. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2016 at 23:19
Everything from the wonderful debut, up to and including In A Glass House, is flawless in my books. After that, still lots to enjoy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2016 at 16:33
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2016 at 18:23
Raconteur, Dog and Boys are awesome. Not a big fan of the other songs. Octopus is weak compared the Acquiring, Three, Glass and Free
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Advent of Panurge - followed by Knots.
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