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OCTOPUS

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

4.30 | 2014 ratings

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Prog12104
5 stars Octopus by Gentle Giant is an album from 1972. It is also a fantastic album. The album is comprised of 8 songs. Each song is at least good. Some of the songs are absolutely spectacular. The first song is called the Advent of Panurge. This song is a really good way to start off the album. This song is really complex and progressive, but not as complex or progressive as one of the songs later on in the album. This song is a good mix of progressive elements and medieval qualities. The next song is called Raconteur Troubadour. This song is also very good. This song is very medieval sounding, like the previous one. Raconteur Troubadour also has some great vocals to them. The vocals mix well with the music.

The next song is called A Cry for Everyone. This song is very complex and progressive. Gentle Giant also uses very odd time signatures in their music. They are in my opinion: one of the most complex bands out there. The next song is called Knots. This is the one of the best tracks of this album. This song is very complicated and not very easy to get into. Once you get into this track, you can see how unique of a band Gentle Giant are. The next song is the Boys in the Band. The Boys in the Band is another complex track, but not as complex as Knots. the Boys in the Band is another good song, but not as good as Knots.

The next song is called Dog Life. Dogs Life is also a really great track. It is an acoustic track. It definitely has a classical feel to it. The next track is Think of Me with Kindness. This is a really beautiful track, but is somewhat different from the rest of the album. It doesn't feel like any of the other tracks on this album. The next and final track is called River. River is a good way to end the album. River is an okay track.

Overall, this is a really great album that is essential to any prog fan out there. Every prog fan out there should listen to this at least listen to it once. It is one of the great progressive rock classics that came out in the 1970's. Definitely check it out. It is really great.the Overall rating is a 4/5.

Prog12104 | 5/5 |

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