Monday, February 23, 2009

Father, Son

The album Ovo, produced in 2000 for the London Millennium show, does not stand out as a highlight in Peter Gabriel's distinguished career. A weird mixture of different styles, from rap to jigs to ambient, aiming to represent the various cultural influences of modern London. Ambitious, yes, successful, no. It is typical though of his immense talent that even in a somewhat failed project you will find a real gem of a song, the beautiful ballad Father, Son.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)