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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.61 | 490 ratings

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4 stars A gift from VDGG.

Two cds, improv tracks, classic VDGG sound, count me in. From the opening lines of Every Bloody Emperor, it is quite clear that the band hasn't lost its touch and they still have an artistic gift. The improv tracks become a bit hit or miss, but some of them are quite enjoyable and are recommended, especially to musicians who wish to learn more about band chemistry and the like.

Several of the tracks here are masterpiece quality that could easily be placed on albums like Godbluff and Still Life without a second thought, daresay some might be better than those great tunes found on those albums. Regardless, if you are a fan of the classic VDGG second era sound, I believe you will be quite pleased with this release.

As such with all VDGG albums, you need a stomach to deal with Hammill's vocals, which are nothing short of love/hate. This ranks right up there as one of the bands top performances however, and no old fogie should miss this new release.

OpethGuitarist | 4/5 |


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