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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.48 | 1998 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars After a three years hiatus (VDGG disbanded in 1972), Van Der Graaf Generator finally reformed and released some of the most important contribution to the world of progressive rock. And in fact, Godbluff is an almost perfect prog record, not very long running time, but with a strong selection of tracks, especially for the side b which is really astonishing! Side a with "The Undercover Man" and "Scorched Earth" are very good, indeed, but a little bit weaker than those two miliar stones as "Arrow" (the most favourite of mine) and "Sleepwalkers" with its memorable 17/8 time...and its peculiar and wonderfully unespected cha-cha-cha part.

Hammil's voice is now rougher than he used to sing in Pawn Hearts. Just listen to "Arrow". Music is also harder but moments of high lyricism still remain of a fundamental importance for the band's musical conception.

Very few words really. Only my great appreciation for this unique band.

4.50 stars is my rating.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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