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THE MISSING PIECE

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

2.95 | 532 ratings

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bdsynchronicity88
5 stars Ok, I think it's terribly unfortunate that the Missing Piece is rated so low. If you actually listen to it, you will see this is a great album. I've been familiar with virtually all of Giant's discography (including the unfortunate Giant for a Day and the slightly better Civilian) however this one slipped through the cracks. While this definitely is not the finest album they've created, it most certainly has some of the finest material of their career. "Two Weeks in Spain" is a fantastic track, integrating classic contrapuntal Giant style with accessibility. "I'm Turning Around" seems to nip some of the "And Then There Were Three" Genesis style, but be reminded that Missing Piece appeared a year before. "Who do You Think You Are" is a solid track that could've easily appeared on the previous album. Now the second side of the album is classic Giant, from "As Old As We're Young" through "For Nobody". I'm a bit disappointed that it took me so long to the discover these songs since they were hidden in an apparently "bad" album. If an album is comparatively "not prog" everyone dismisses it as inessential. On the contrary, it very much is essential.
bdsynchronicity88 | 5/5 |

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