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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.61 | 490 ratings

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4 stars What a storming 'come-back' album! Present contains all of the key elements that make VDGG such an original band. The album deserves air-play to show to a new, perhaps younger audience just how influential these guys have been, and indeed still are. There is a comfortable feel to the music, and by this I mean it really sounds as if the band really enjoyed playing together and creating something which should be up there for album of the year! The music contains a hard edge, whilst still sounding like VDGG, to my mind time has caught up with the guys because 35 years ago they were so far ahead of the game! Every Bloody Emperor is a superb piece, but my favourite track is On The Beach. CD2 is excellent, loose in the best possible way, a lot of improv, but again, the CD sounds as if the band were just having fun.
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