2000: Real World PGCD9
Ive had a tough time with this album ever since I got it in 2001. I didnt see the Millenium Dome show that accompanied it, so I dont really have it in context, but then it should stand on its own as a music album. And as it is its quite good in parts but with painfully bad tracks here and there (the rap intro and Father, Son are the worst, with Make Tomorrow a very close runner-up). Of course the instrumentals are delightful in the full Peter Gabriel sense, but the best tracks otherwise are the reprise of The Time of the Turning/ The Weavers Reel and The Tower That Ate People. But Downside-Up has the epiphany-level bit of music of this album the solid shift from delicate to hurricane as the phrase pull me in is tossed from singer to singer is worth cranking your CD player to MAXIMUM volume as soon as you hear the phrase centripetal force sung.
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