Gentle Giant   Acquiring the Taste
4.1 Ranking: #30 for 1971
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4.5 superbdannyboy89 | April 8th 13

Fantastic old-school prog. I probably liked Free Hand and Octopus a tad more, but this one comes close.

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4.0 excellentArchibald C. Burke | July 6th 09

This one takes a considerable amount of time and patience to get into for some, and for others that are more fans of the avant-garde side of progressive rock music, this should feel just about right. Gentle Giant's sophomore offering, Acquiring the Taste, will require you to do just that. This isn't for the faint of heart, but the pay off after repeated listens is pretty fantastic. I definitely wouldn't start here if you're trying to get into this band, though most of their work isn't the easiest to jump right on into. The self-titled would probably be a better way to go, or even Free Hand. Regardless of how you come to Acquiring the Taste, though, this is definitely a record that belongs in all progressive catalogues.

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5.0 classicFrozenRose | December 10th 14
4.5 superbSiberianKhatru | November 16th 14
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3.5 greatJP Patino Izquierdo | February 6th 14
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4.5 superbHernan M. Campbell STAFF | April 28th 13
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3.5 greatKSheckler | April 15th 13
4.0 excellentRobVanSchuldiner | March 30th 13
4.0 excellentSamuel Cooke | March 19th 13
4.0 excellentKit Brown | February 22nd 13
3.5 greatSo that escalated quickly | February 20th 13
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2.5 averageJack W. | February 12th 13
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4.5 superbMeat | December 24th 12
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4.0 excellentKILL | April 27th 12
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4.0 excellentsonictheplumber STAFF | March 25th 12
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4.0 excellentTravis Marmon | February 10th 12
3.5 greatSirMonty | February 7th 12
3.5 greatProfessorVeerappan | January 26th 12
3.0 goodShadowmire | January 4th 12
3.5 greatWael | December 19th 11
3.5 greatBruscolino | November 25th 11
4.0 excellenttylerdurdenpt | November 24th 11
3.5 greatcb123 | October 31st 11
4.0 excellentJohnny McCombs | October 4th 11
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4.0 excellentSpokklett | September 14th 11
3.5 greatSWORD | August 31st 11
4.5 superbnitroyouth | August 12th 11
4.0 excellentBrynden Tully | May 21st 11
4.0 excellentMatthijs van der Lee | April 27th 11
4.0 excellentGreg Fisher STAFF | March 14th 11
4.0 excellentast | March 6th 11
3.5 greatMike Allen | January 15th 11
3.5 greatAndrew Kaster | January 15th 11
5.0 classicaudiosmurf | January 13th 11
4.5 superbgeogaddi | December 29th 10
4.0 excellentJasonStatham | December 16th 10
3.0 goodDickGraves | December 4th 10
4.0 excellentPsilocyanide | November 24th 10
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4.0 excellentsoothesayer | August 2nd 10
5.0 classicGugnums | May 8th 10
4.5 superbEvilHarry | March 15th 10
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4.5 superbJPDesdub | January 29th 10
4.5 superbmirok | January 2nd 10
4.0 excellentsplurge | December 2nd 09
4.5 superbwilde | November 20th 09
3.0 goodNick Butler EMERITUS | November 13th 09
3.5 greatavestin | October 28th 09
5.0 classicJethro | May 12th 09
4.5 superbBoaz | May 9th 09
4.5 superbDoug Zeiser | December 5th 08
4.5 superbMulletben | October 20th 08
3.0 goodhatehatehatehate | September 26th 08
3.5 greatyontar | July 18th 08
4.0 excellentMonkey on my back | March 15th 08
4.5 superbKissofJudas | November 29th 07
4.0 excellentMaz | November 29th 07
4.5 superbRomanCandle | September 7th 07
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4.5 superbThomas Bambaataa Ghidrah Towers | February 12th 06
3.5 greatLiquidLen
4.5 superblightbulbsun
4.5 superbFuturo
3.5 greatWst
4.5 superbStoic
4.5 superbJeff Rowan

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