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Peter Gabriel


Crossover Prog

4.20 | 915 ratings

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4 stars This is an excellent album from the genious behind Genesis. In his third solo album, he has succeeded in creating a disc full of experimentations, unique music, and amazing creativity. The musicians that joined are of first class (Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) and combined with the musical genious of Peter Gabriel, this album was done. This is Peter Gabriel's Darkest album, and beware .. this is not like Genesis. It is more like Pop with experimentations.

The album begins with the scary and menacing INTRUDER, in which its sound effects help create that mood. After feeling fear, the next feeling is paranoia in the powerful NO SELF CONTROL which includes a breathtaking musical explosion in the middle. START is a soft symphonic piece that leads to the poppy I DON'T REMEMBER. FAMILY SNAPSHOT is a sad ballad about an assassin, and for me contains the best lyrics to ever been put in a song. AND THROUGH THE WIRE is a good rocker. GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS is a danceable pop song with nice vocal hooks about competition I think. NOT ONE OF US is a good pop with good bass playing. LEAD A NORMAL LIFE is an experimental melodic song and finally BIKO is a anthemic protest song which uses repetition to its advantage.

This is a very enjoyable Experimental Rock album. You do not have to like Genesis to like this since ... they have nothing in common! If you are interested in a unique writing style of pop, I would recommend this album. It is very enjoyable.

My Grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |


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