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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.48 | 1998 ratings

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5 stars My ALL-TIME Greatest #8

Although my first love was the former Pawn Hearts it's this one, born 4 years later, that has made me since then continuously and unfailingly happy. My friends, these are the big Dinosaurs, the Velocyraptors of Prog, and this is their Opus Magnum!

Global Appraisal

The whole, as often said, is bigger than the sum of the parts; no band - not even them - has or would ever sound like on this one, a gigantic landmark of inventive, innovative, inimitable music.

A band that is reputably a boundaries pusher and has produced a body of work of the greatest magnitude (5 albums in a row with a rating here on PA of 4 plus) created in only 35 minutes what represents a monument and a legacy of historical dimensions.


Peter Hammill voice, formidable, at the height of his expression powers.
Hugh Banton a master at the keys, one has to hear to believe the way he plays the organ, be it prepared or not.
David Jackson blows the saxes, sometimes even simultaneously, like his life depends on it.
Guy Evans developed a personalized drumming style that imprints here a signature sound; outstanding!
The lyrics are a remarkable example of PH renowned poetic skills, permeated with a pathos that at times will give you shivers, really.

Quinino | 5/5 |


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