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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.29 | 1457 ratings

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Billy Pilgrim
5 stars Oh man, this album is just to good. It's one of those ones where every single moment of every single song just blows your mind. I put this over Godbluff any day. In fact, I'd call this one of my top ten favorites. The music is composed perfectly. The melodies, the interplay between all of the instruments, it's all just perfect. Lyrically, it's to good for words, "even if there is a heaven when we die, endless bliss would be as meaningless as the lie." "Ultimetly bored by endless ecstasy." It gets quoted allot! I've found the theme in the album to be about death mostly. Uncertainty about death to be more precise. This is summed up in Childlike Faith in Childhoods End, the best song off the album, and maybe Van Der Graafs best song overall. La Rossa is an odd song that really has nothing to do with death at all. La Rossa is about giving up your friendship with a woman in exchange for something more. I'd call La Rossa my second favorite song on the album, but there all great, the whole thing is great. If you're looking for a place to start with this band, I'd call this not only there best, but there most accessable as well. 5 Stars.
Billy Pilgrim | 5/5 |


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