In A Glass House (studio album) by Gentle Giant

In A Glass House by Gentle Giant
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 3,680th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 105 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1973 (74th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (657th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,680th)
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Gentle Giant bestography

In A Glass House is ranked 4th best out of 18 albums by Gentle Giant on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Gentle Giant is Octopus which is ranked number 1546 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,129.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 105 votes)
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06/29/2022 09:50 Untitled  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 44676/100
 
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05/06/2022 11:28 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,52569/100
 
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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 80.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.0.

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75/100
From 06/29/2022 09:52
This is one of the weaker Gentle Giant albums I have heard with it missing some bigger songs and the pay offs on some of the songs aren't as good as they usually are. The instrumentation seems a bit more repetitive on this release as well and like in places they were struggling where to go next. I think they could have built a bit more on the songs as well and they are missing a few layers that they usually have. However, there is still a lot to love with this record. For example, the diverse range of instruments we are treated to is amazing with each one being performed very well. The vocal is also very strong throughout and makes the music closer to that classic GG sound. Also, the first and last song is amazing and that glass smash at the start gives me chills. Overall, this is one of their weaker albums I have heard but the fact that it is still a very good release should demonstrate how consistent this group is.
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From 07/09/2019 00:01
Will never forget the first time I put this on the turntable with volume cranked up high. Breaking glass. More glass breaking, Suddenly the breaking glass becomes rhythmic percussion, the exotic instrumentation eases in, and the madness begins. Bravo! Most people (especially those who didn't live in the 70s) won't "get it." That's okay. Put on some Air Pods, turn off the lights and give it a try.
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From 09/08/2018 22:25
This is another great album by Gentle Giant. Well, I think almost all of their albums are great in one way or another, and this one isn't an exception. It doesn't have the great concept like "Three Friends" or the hits like "Octopus", but it it still belongs up there with their best work.
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From 02/26/2018 21:30
This is only the second Gentle Giant album I've listened to, and it's just bonkers. There's even a glockenspiel solos fgs!!! I don't see this as a prog masterpiece but it's still great stuff. Way of Life is the standout to me. It's all over the place.
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From 11/30/2017 22:00
Their best album. Brilliant and deranged throughout.
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From 02/05/2017 16:54
Power Of The Glory is my favorite Gentle Giant, but I swear to god this is so close. It is more accessible and easier to listen to then some of their other stuff. Runaway & Way Of Life are the standout tracks.
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From 01/13/2016 14:32
The third song (Way Of Life) is a most-hear song.
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2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
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