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I have yet to listen to The Power and the Glory and Acquiring the Taste, but I would say that Octopus and In A Glass House are the best I've heard. Aside from "Peel the Paint", I would say Three Friends is my least favorite.
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Tough one. The first two change for me on a daily basis.

1. Free Hand (10/10)
2. In a Glass House (10/10)
3. The Power and the Glory (9/10)
4. Three Friends (8.5/10)
5. Octopus (8/10)
6. Acquiring the Taste (7.5/10)
7. Interview (7/10)
8. Gentle Giant (7/10)
9. The Missing Piece (5/10)
10. Civillian (2.5/10)


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What are you trying to do to me? I dunno. Here goes.

1. In A Glass House
2.  Octopus
3. Freehand
4. Interview
5. Gentle Giant
6. Acquiring TheTaste
7. The Power and the Glory
8 Civillian
9. The Missing Piece
10. . Giant for a Day
11. The Missing Piece 
12. Three friends

Never really liked Three Friends even though I have five different vinyl copies.
This is my final answer, 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ten years after Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2013 at 03:03
I've never been able to get into GG all that much though I respect what they were trying to do.

Anyway, I went through the first 8 albums again with this thread in mind and came up with this order.

Octopus
Power and the Glory
Three Friends
Acquiring the Taste
Gentle Giant
Free Hand
Glass House
Interview

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I've only listened up to Free Hand so far but here are my rankings. Wasn't an easy thing to do :P

Acquiring the Taste
Gentle Giant
Octopus
In a Glass House
Three Friends
Free Hand
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As I'm just getting into GG I'm finding this a useful thread - keep it up! Wink
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Power and the Glory (9.3 of 10)
Free Hand (9.3 of 10)
Acquiring the Taste (9.2 of 10)
Three Friends (9.1 of 10)
Interview (9.0 of 10)

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Free Hand (5/5)
Acquiring the Taste (5/5)
Giant (4.5/5)
In a Glass House (4/5)
Three Friends (3/5)

-still judging The Power & the Glory and I haven't heard the rest.
I tried to keep it simple. It's sort of difficult doing these ratings without being like (4.3587/5).


Edited by N-sz - August 19 2013 at 16:27
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1. In A Glass House
2. Acquiring The Taste
3. Power & The Glory
4. Octopus
5. Freehand
6. Interview
7. Gentle Giant
8. Three Friends
9. The Missing Piece
10. Civilian
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For me, GG's best period was with this three album stretch:
The Power And The Glory
Free Hand
Interview
 Topped off by the live album Playing The Fool which showed them at their best. That period represents for me the most mature and sophisticated period for them.
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Just my top 5:

1. The Power And The Glory
2. Octopus
3. Three Friends
4. Gentle Giant
5. In A Glass House

I only own "The Power And The Glory", but it's one of my favourites now - nothing quite like it, and I love the obscurity! Smile
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My top 3 would be:

In a Glass House
The Power and the Glory
Octopus

But really all of those 7 or so from the classic era have something good to offer
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Top 3 as of right now

Three Friends
In a Glass House
The Power and the Glory
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Free Hand
Octopus
Three Friends
Acquiring The Taste


Edited by LSDisease - January 11 2014 at 03:05
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1. Octopus (5/5)
2. In A Glass House (5/5)
3. The Power and the Glory (5/5)
4. Gentle Giant (5/5)
5. Acquiring the Taste (5/5)
6. Three Friends (4/5)
7. Free Hand (4/5)
8. Interview (4/5)
9. The Missing Piece (3.5/5)
10. Civillian (3/5)
11. Giant For a Day (2/5)
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