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2.61 | 1474 ratings

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3 stars This is the point at wihich many fans cry "sell-out". The pop sound that Genesis would become known for in later years is very evident on this album. The problem with this album is how you view it. If you listen to it from a 'prog' angle then the album is probably only worth a one or two star review. However if you listen to it from a pop-rock angle then it is probably a 4 star album.

To be fair most of the songs are well crafted and are good songs (IMO). The album starts well with the bouncy abacab, which is a very catchy song and has some nice keyboard work from Tony banks. The second song "no reply at all" is pure pop music, phil would use this sound on later solo albums. If you like this style of song then you may find yourself singing along to it!. All of the songs on the album are of the same quality (except the awful "who dunnit?"). Keep it Dark is a stand-out track for me. It tells the story of a man who was abducted by aliens and taken to their planet. When he came back he was forced by government agents to tell a lie and cover the truth up. DODO also has some nice keyboard work on it. Standard of playing by all band members is good. As i said the main problem is how will you view this album!

Prog_head | 3/5 |


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