Acquiring The Taste (studio album) by Gentle Giant

Acquiring The Taste by Gentle Giant
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 4,960th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 98 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (85th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (841st)
Award Best albums of all time (4,960th)
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Gentle Giant bestography

Acquiring The Taste is ranked 7th best out of 18 albums by Gentle Giant on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Gentle Giant is Octopus which is ranked number 1843 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 913.

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78/100 (from 98 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 77.7/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.2.

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I'd say my favourite album from Gentle Giant after Octopus. Very undervalued and forgotten. Deserves a listening.
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Probably their best record.
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