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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.61 | 492 ratings

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4 stars Speaking of a present. VDGG lives up to all possible meanings of that word here.

First of all this album is a gift. A present to so many fans that never had seen this one coming nor hoped it would ever happen anymore.

Next, the album is really 'there'. It's not a half-hearted attempt to resurrect old glory but it's a collection of songs that they can be proud off and that can hold their own ground in the VDGG repertoire.

Finally, the album delivers an updated version of VDGG. Without shedding off or even changing their identity much, they still manage to sound 'off the present', contemporary, or should we say timeless? Because, even back in the days, VDGG never really conformed to the dominant 70's sound and never aged badly like other bands did.

I acknowledge that it is an album made a a gift for the fans. So I will simply say "Thanks!"

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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