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View Poll Results: Which is your favourite Gentle Giant album?
Gentle Giant (1970) 5 23.81%
Acquiring the Taste (1971) 2 9.52%
Three Friends (1972) 1 4.76%
Octopus (1972) 8 38.10%
In a Glass House (1973) 5 23.81%
The Power and the Glory (1974) 6 28.57%
Free Hand (1975) 2 9.52%
Interview (1976) 1 4.76%
The Missing Piece (1977) 1 4.76%
Giant for a Day (1978) 0 0%
Civilian (1980) 1 4.76%
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah stuff like Peel the Paint surely earns the title of "prog blues". It seems they sneak in bluesy breaks and developments into otherwise very prog songs. Like Experience off of In a Glass House. It starts out very prog, and then it turns to blues, and then straight back to prog right before the end.
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Okay, here's some more GG trivia.

Derek Shulman (lead singer) has since his days in GG become a big man in the record industry and signed on big money machines like Bon Jovi, Dream Theater and Pantera.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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And Nickelback. Don't forget Nickelback.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:34 AM   #14 (permalink)
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And Nickelback. Don't forget Nickelback.
Let us please forget Nickelback >.< Well, at least it's another money machine. It sounds like he's done a good job although I wouldn't personally thank him for everything he's done.

Here's some more GG trivia :

As I'm writing this post, Gentle Giant has 5 albums on progarchives updated top 100 prog albums list. Listed with their ranks, they are :
  • 29. In a Glass House
  • 39. Free Hand
  • 56. Octopus
  • 72. The Power and the Glory
  • 74. Acquiring the Taste
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That's not a bad endorsement at all! Especially considering the amount of albums on progarchives.
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Progarchives is THE site to go to for recommendations and general prog info.

But for they're reviews, not so much. Hail to the Thief has 3 stars, so according to them it's inferior to 16 Rick Wakeman albums.
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That's not a bad endorsement at all! Especially considering the amount of albums on progarchives.
Yeah, it shows how strong their following is in the prog community even if they are a bit obscure outside it
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Progarchives is THE site to go to for recommendations and general prog info.

But for they're reviews, not so much. Hail to the Thief has 3 stars, so according to them it's inferior to 16 Rick Wakeman albums.
Probably because it is inferior.
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Yeah, it shows how strong their following is in the prog community even if they are a bit obscure outside it
Yeah they have a strong following among prog fans, and on ProgArchives especially.

I can't really bare to read any of that sites reviews though. It's full of middle aged elitist snobs who pretty much write off of every other genre and still don't know how to write a coherent sentence.

Just read some of the reviews from Ivan Melgar Morey and Sean Trane just to see what I mean.

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Probably because it is inferior.
0/10

Predictable as hell.
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I'll agree that a lot of the reviews are definitely cringe worthy, especially for a lot of the newer albums. But every now and then you'll find a good, informative review that really sells the album in question.
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