Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
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Based on 2 reviews
1980 Ratings: #20 / 112
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Based on 62 ratings
1980 Ratings: #22
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May 23, 1980 / Release Date
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Charisma / Label
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Anyone else notice how there isn't a single cymbal on this entire project? That's right, he wanted this album to have an African drum beat feel, and, as African music rarely used cymbals back then, he nails this sound! With the explanation of a detail like that, one can see how attentive Gabriel was to detail on this record. If a sound wasn't to his standard of perfect, he would change it completely.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: No Self Control, Games Without Frontiers, Family Snapshot, ... read more
Petere Gabriel's 3rd studio album and also his 3rd self titled album which is often refered to as Melt, is easily one of his most well-know record ( next to So) with hits such as Biko and Games Without Frontiers, you can see why this is seen as one of his better works, with quite a dark and sinister tone underlying throughout the record and great attention to detail makes Peter Gabriel (3) an exciting and intriguing listen.

Track Review

Intruder 10/10
No Self Control 9/10
Start 8/10
I ... read more
While his first album was inconsistent quality-wise (some great standout moments and some not so great moments), and his second was, in contrast, consistently mediocre, Peter Gabriel's third effort falls somewhere in the middle for me. There's less great songs than on Car, but also less throwaway fillers than on Scratch.

Opening track "Intruder" starts the album off on a good foot, and the hypnotic, yet energetic, second track "No Self Control" (easily the highlight of the ... read more
9. Start
8. Lead a Normal Life
7. Biko
6. Family Snapshot
5. Intruder
4. I Don't Remember
3. No Self Control
2. Games Without Frontiers
1. And Through the Wire
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Added on: April 10, 2014