In A Glass House (studio album) by Gentle Giant
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Their best album. Brilliant and deranged throughout.
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.
The third song (Way Of Life) is a most-hear song.
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