The Power And The Glory (studio album) by Gentle Giant

The Power And The Glory by Gentle Giant
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 2,567th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 140 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (480th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,567th)
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Gentle Giant bestography

The Power And The Glory is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Gentle Giant on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Gentle Giant is Octopus which is ranked number 1842 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 912.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 140 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 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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From 06/01/2023 07:22
From the last great days of Prog, this is a fine album. To me, the heydays of prog were mostly over around 1975.
the forthcoming punk effectively ended it. The bands remained, but their style and music went towards rock&jazz fusion and pop (Genesis) the last great prog record (that sold well) was probably "Wish You Were Here", but even that was a way different animal than "Meddle" or "Atom Heart Mother". The time of the plain virtuosity was effectively over.
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From 07/06/2021 10:21
An overall consistent prog rock album which is extremely well produced. It is very easy to just stick this record on and enjoy. Very consistent and the quality on display is astounding.
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From 12/10/2019 16:07
This is another very consistent release by GG. What I like about this one is that it really works as a whole. Each and every song has a place among the others and serves the purpose of the album. It is also very well produced, just like "Free Hand". I think the best period production-wise for GG is 74-75. They really do sound great in that period.
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From 10/09/2016 17:31
My personal favorite Gentle Giant album. A prog classic
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From 03/03/2016 13:26
This is probably their most assessable record.
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From 09/23/2012 07:51
Great sound, and consistent too - no mediocre tracks here. One of those albums you don't want to end. Best track would have to be Proclamation: good keyboard riff on the intro, which gets better when the drums come in and shine best with the alternate rhythm after the middle part.
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1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
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