Peter Gabriel Melt
4.4 Ranking: #5 for 1980
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4.5 superbAndrew Walker | April 10th 11

I grew up on Peter Gabriel. The one CD that was always playing in my parents' car was Peter Gabriel's 'Shaking the Tree: Greatest Hits'. I loved this album, and once I grew up to realize that there are actually songs outside of greatest hits albums, I picked this up. There isn't anything Peter Gabriel can't do. He was fantastic in Genesis, and he's still going strong solo (except for the 'Scratch My Back' exception). Overall an amazing album, I also happen to have found it on vinyl for $3, how fucking great is that?

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5.0 classicMark Campbell | June 29th 10

I heart this album so much dear God. PG's indisputable masterpiece, dark, twisted and warped but so compelling and forward-thinking for its time. Phil Collins plays like a beast on this record, fusing tribal African rhythms (no cymbals of any kind were used on this album) with jazz, world music and Gabriel's dark, brooding prog-pop. The uniform bleakness and production on this record was truly groundbreaking for its time, heralding the creation of the boomy 80's "gated reverb" drum sound that dominated pop and rock music for a decade as well as being one of the first bands to combine harsh electronic sounds with progressive world/pop music, almost like a more linear Kid A. It even had political significance, helping to turn Western attention onto the plight of South Africa's apartheid laws with single "Biko", written about the slain civil rights leader. The album melts genres together into a tapestry of dark weird electronic Afro-funk pop songs that defy genre or label. More importantly, it has a cohesive sound that makes it a record to listen to front to back to really get the full experience. This is the album that finally and rightfully cemented Peter Gabriel as a viable, powerful solo artist and also proves in and of itself why this album is still vital 30 years later.

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5.0 classicSpamue1G | November 15th 08

Possibly the best album ever. It surpasses everything Genesis ever did in emotion, though not complexity. The blending of so many styles pretty much created a new genre of music. World, Jazz, Experimental, Rock and even Pop are all to be found taking leading roles at one point or another in the album, but make no mistake, this is no awful, cheesy 80's pop album. This is what pure gold might sound like if it's worth and beauty was somehow transformed into music. Get this now.
Best Tracks: I Don't Remember, Family Snapshot (must buy), Games Without Frontiers (must buy), Lead A Normal Life, Biko (must buy).

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