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4.64 | 4035 ratings

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4 stars This is a great album, but overrated.

The musicians in the band weren't too great or talented, compared to some of their rivals. Hackett knew what he was doing, and had a unique and beautiful soaring guitar sound. But he couldn't match Howe. Gabriel had a obsession in personating characters, and turning a music album into some kind of play.. I don't think it comes across very well, just sounding amatuerish and annoying. A mediocre flautist, but he did use it to good effect. Ruthorford, an average bassist. Collins was the group's most talented, and he was a very tight drummer. Tony Banks is my favourite, his keyboard style is so satisfying and groovy you can't help but have an eargasm.

The music, however, is quite good. "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" is a essential peice of scorching progressive rock. I Know What I Like and More Fool Me are pretty bad, and set back the album from being a essential masterpeice, Epping Forest is average, The Cinema Show is beautiful but a bit too long, After the ordeal is nice, and Aisle of Plenty is pointless.

A good 4 star album, not the mind blowing album people make it out to be.

OGTL | 4/5 |


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