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Poll Question: Is Free Hand a 1* album?
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    Posted: April 01 2018 at 21:41
Originally posted by Upbeat Tango Monday Upbeat Tango Monday wrote:

I gave Free Hand 5 stars. My favorite GG album with Octopus and The Power and the Glory.
1 star album? that's Civilian.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote For Nobody's Bush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2018 at 18:42
Free Hand is my second worst GG album IMO just above the Missing Piece, I like VdgG too, but Hammil reminds me of Uncle Fester all the time.
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Is it a 1 star album? No lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2018 at 15:45
Free Hand is far, far from a 1 star review IMHO.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2016 at 14:17
1199 ratings on PA coming to a 4.28.......for anyone to give it 1 star is a bit absurd imho but then there are a lot of absurd people around.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Upbeat Tango Monday Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2016 at 19:32
I gave Free Hand 5 stars. My favorite GG album with Octopus and The Power and the Glory.
1 star album? that's Civilian.
Two random guys agreed to shake hands. Just Because. They felt like it, you know. It was an agreement of sorts...a random agreement.
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I agree. But one star that's good enough Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2016 at 14:37
I'd probably rate it 2 stars if I were to review it. The greatness of the giant is to be found on earlier albums.
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I wouldn't say it is exactly a 1 star album, because it wasn't that bad. However, I was disappointed when I first heard it and it's a pretty overrated album
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^ Agreed. Free Hand is far from my favorite GG album, but as much as I dislike Giant for a Day I wouldn't give it 1 star.

There's nothing wrong with giving Free Hand 1 star. In my opinion, it'd be even more wrong if you bumped up the rating just because of its general acclaim in the prog community. If you think it's bad, say it's bad.

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I would not rate any GG album 1 *
not even Giant for a Day which is their weakest effort IMO. 
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Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:



I review albums just by imagining what they might sound like.  Wink


f**k that is awesome. You make it sound so easy!! Such a doctor's gift. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2013 at 14:08
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

Sorry to interrupt the fight but what's'wrong with reviewing an album on the basis of youtube songs. Most of the songs or albums i downloaded from youtube are 192 kbps, which is good enough for a review. Many obscure psych rock albums of the sixties have very bad production and expose to a difficult listening experience but I could easily rate them 5 stars. Same goes for the demo tracks added on the bonus cds to marillion,s' albums or the unearthed kevin gilbert demos. I think that if an album is bad, which is the case of free hand, even the best audio quality will not help improving things.

Totally agree, except with Free hand being a bad album, which it obviously isn't. Good try though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Doctor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2013 at 13:47
I review albums just by imagining what they might sound like.  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2013 at 13:29
Sorry to interrupt the fight but what's'wrong with reviewing an album on the basis of youtube songs. Most of the songs or albums i downloaded from youtube are 192 kbps, which is good enough for a review. Many obscure psych rock albums of the sixties have very bad production and expose to a difficult listening experience but I could easily rate them 5 stars. Same goes for the demo tracks added on the bonus cds to marillion,s' albums or the unearthed kevin gilbert demos. I think that if an album is bad, which is the case of free hand, even the best audio quality will not help improving things.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2013 at 13:23
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Exxxxcellent (in Monty Burns voice, of course lol!)


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Exxxxcellent (in Monty Burns voice, of course lol!)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2013 at 12:38
Omg I'm gone for 4 months and this is what I miss? Shame on me. This poll is definately the most outrageous I've come across for somebody being lambasted by posting a terrible review. I'm surprised Mr. Tubes is getting so much attention, but I guess if it effects the poll rating system of the album I guess admin and site managers have to jump in. I know that this is nothing short of an attention grab. I gotta give Tubby tubes credit for getting quite a lot of us riled up over a couple of reviews. I picture you, Mr. Tubes, as the Montgomery Burns type just biding your time while folding and dangling your hands in the steeple position. This is hilarious!!! Welcome back me!!!   
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