Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1980 Ratings: #19 / 124
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Based on 89 ratings
1980 Ratings: #19
Liked by 3 people
May 23, 1980 / Release Date
LP / Format
Charisma / Label
Art Rock / Genres
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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
Released 40 years ago, Peter Gabriel's third solo album - which although self-titled is called Melt because of the disturbing artwork - is in my opinion the pinnacle of his post-Genesis career. Everything fits together, from the somber sound (which is a mix of progressive pop with post-punk) to the sound innovations (it was this record that invented one of the most popular recording techniques of the 80s: the gated reverb drum sound).

First of all it is necessary to emphasize how noteworthy ... 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
peter gabriel 3 (melt) - peter gabriel (1980)
84/100 (A-)
intruder, games without frontiers, not one of us
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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#68/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. Intruder
  2. No Self Control
  3. Start
  4. I Don't Remember
  5. Family Snapshot
  6. And Through the Wire
  7. Games Without Frontiers
  8. Not One of Us
  9. Lead a Normal Life
  10. Biko
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