Still Life (studio album) by Van Der Graaf Generator

Still Life by Van Der Graaf Generator
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 2,389th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 114 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1976 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (458th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,389th)
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Van Der Graaf Generator bestography

Still Life is ranked 3rd best out of 25 albums by Van Der Graaf Generator on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Der Graaf Generator is Pawn Hearts which is ranked number 1182 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,544.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 114 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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From 03/11/2020 01:50
In my opinion, VDGG best album and one of the bests from 1976.
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From 09/21/2018 22:33
I read in the liner notes that one reviewer said this album had too many "Smart-ass existentialist one-liners". I think that's awesome, myself. Pilgrims in particular captures a feeling of a sort of unfounded but passionate hope that is just chilling and indescribable. I don't agree with the philosophical message of the album, but I can definitely relate to feeling in the songs. VDGG always keeps it real.
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From 06/07/2017 16:16
Pilgrims is a masterpiece.
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From 06/02/2014 21:14
Absolutely brilliant. This is my favorite VDGG album.
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From 05/02/2014 13:52
This is the best Album by that Artist
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From 09/15/2012 22:02
Peter Hammill is another unrecognised English musical genius. Perhaps the first to recognise that the voice is another instrument to experiment with. Still Life just resonates with pain, wonder, melancholy and hope. No weak songs, but the title track and Childhood's end are masterpieces.
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1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
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