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Peter Gabriel


Tenth studio album and first in ovver 21 years from the former Genesis forntman working with producers Richard Russell and Brian Eno

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    A sublime and long-awaited return
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  2. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Gabriel’s first album of new material for 20 years considers the human condition with air-punching choruses and magnificent quieter moments
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  3. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Peter Gabriel is a fascinating character, and his music hits on many beneficial levels, in his latest record, an attempt to capture the wonders and cure the ills of the world
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  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    It’s Gabriel doing what he does, extremely well, and after over two decades’ absence, what he does sounds strong, sensitive
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    In an era where so many of our musical heroes seem to be growing more cantankerous and ill-tempered with age, it comes as a welcome relief to see one heritage act pushing positively into the future – and making some of the warmest and most joyous music of his career. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    What did we get for our 20-year wait? Something substantive, something deeply considered. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘i/o’ takes us on a journey… of life and all of its experiences and is set to be one of Peter Gabriel’s greatest solo albums to date
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  8. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    His first album of original material since 2002 has been released track by track with each passing full moon, but it all comes together in the long-form record
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  9. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    If Gabriel tends to overlard his songs with metaphors, he has few peers in rendering the spiritual power of the mind-body-earth connection

  10. 8.0 |   XS Noize

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  11. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The legendary prog-turned-pop star started work on his new album in the mid-90s and has drip-fed its songs to fans, but it is anything but disjointed
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  12. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The mood throughout is mostly contemplative, yet the album is adorned with the sonic depth that admirers of Gabriel’s music would expect
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  13. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    After two decades of tinkering, the art-rocker’s first album since 2002 arrives in an array of different mixes. Yet the songs are refreshingly uncomplicated, reconnecting with Gabriel’s pop instincts
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  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Peter Gabriel’s first proper collection in more than two decades finds the legend embracing both his trademark gearhead side and newfound joie de vivre
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  15. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album effectively allows listeners pick their favorites mixes and create their own playlist
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  16. 6.0 |   The FT

    The prog rocker’s new album has a cast of hundreds and opulent orchestral parts
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