So (studio album) by Peter Gabriel
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So is ranked as the best album by Peter Gabriel.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.
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His Best Album
Un exuberante despliegue de conglomerados rítmicos muy propios de los músicos populares, con tintes experimentales bien equilibrados.
Criticised retrospectively for moving too far towards the commercial and away from the prog roots that Gabriel had established himself with, this album actually stands up well against the march of time. There's a touch of a dated sound to one or two tracks, but that may be because they are rooted in the 80s psyche so firmly that it's difficult to think of them outside of that decade (I'm looking at you Sledgehammer and Don't Give Up). But don't let that put you off - this is a great record which bears much listening. There's still enough of the art rock to make it sound like vintage Gabriel, and those who are critical of its movement in the mainstream direction are just jealous of the tunes.
High Points: Sledgehammer; We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
most important album of the 80s
If someone were to declare So to be the greatest album ever made, I wouldn't object an ounce.
Favorite Tracks:Big Time
Some of the finest music ever created and gathered onto one album. There isn't a weak track on here, and the story behind "Mercy Street" is just incredible.
Heard this album for the first time in 1986 short after the release. it still stands the
test of time. Definitely his best album. Favourites are: Red Rain, Don't give up and Mercy Street.
One of the best, not a single weak track.
A high concentration of excellent songs.
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