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CIVILIAN

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

2.75 | 377 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars The last studio album from Gentle Giant is not very different than its predecessor "Giant For A Day".

Several songs are on the rocking side, but I have to say that just like their previous attempts to sound like a rocking band; the soufflé falls very flat indeed ("Number One", "I Am A Camera").

You can experience the same sort of easy listening music: "Convenience" as well as "All Through The Night" just sound AOR stuff; nothing more. Once in a while there is some improvement, like during the decent and soft ballad "Shadows Of The Street". Somewhat mellowish though?

The longest track from this "Civilian" saves the bill and provides some good moments. But what's next is again rather weak ("It's Not Imagination").

If you fancy basic rock or AOR music, you might well find some interest in this work. But it is hardly my case. As such the funky "Underground" is not of great help either to raise the quality level.

The bonus track available on the CD version is quite alright: melodic, pleasant and dynamic. As far as I am concerned it is the best one of the whole.

Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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