Godbluff (studio album) by Van Der Graaf Generator
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Godbluff is ranked 2nd best out of 26 albums by Van Der Graaf Generator on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Van Der Graaf Generator is Pawn Hearts which is ranked number 1128 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,603.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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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 78.8/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.
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You know how good an album is when you come back to leave a further comment after the original. Keep your eyes open vinyl lovers, this album along with Pawn Hearts, H to He is the Only One and The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other are all about to get re-issued on vinyl! I have listed the rating further to my original rating because I have realised there is so much to hear on this album. Sleepwalkers is an awesome prog offering!
This is a classic prog album. Certainly not a casual listen.
A true masterpiece. Hammill's poetry and vocals match so well with the foreboding instrumentation.
This album is so raw and cathartic in the way only Van Der Graaf Generator can be. Undercover Man has some of the greatest lyrics ever, and it really sets the mood for the album well. Manic perfection from start to finish.
Brilliant album! Sounds awesome on vinyl, considering VDGG were predominantly a keyboards, sax, drums and bass band, the lack of lead or rhythm guitar actually aids the dark and often desolate sound collage.
Every redundancy and magniloquence is stripped away and it's only the purest VDGG sound that remains. The songs are harsh, even aggressive, but they are as evocative as their classics (and even more). The best track for me is "The Sleepwalkers", with a somehow 'catchy' organ riff, which is actually written in something like 14/8!
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