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GENESIS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 851 ratings

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shyman
2 stars You could say this album was an improvement from the previous one. Or maybe not. I mean, it has good things compared to "Abacab", like a decent instrumental section in "Second Home by the sea" (introduced by a melodic vocal counterpart, "Home by the sea", although I still prefer the second part), a somewhat strong intro song, "Mama", which is quite atmospheric and and catchy, although I'm quite bothered by the percussion used here and the simply disturbing Phil Collins' vocal performance. Another track I like is "Silver Rainbow", which quite a melodic feeling into it, and maybe "It's gonna get better" tries to evoke past times, although I'm not sure if it suceeds. However, some past mistakes are found here again. First, there is a clear abuse on the use of electronic percussion, which is something bad considering that this band has one of the best drummers of all time. Quite a pity. We have again a set of mediocre or at least insustantial songs here, like "That's ll" (maybe it was intended to sound 'funky', but that's not what I'm looking for in a Genesis album), "Taking it all too hard" or "Just a Job to do". Sincerely, even this very own album there is proof that they can do it better. But then again, they complete the set with another really stupid song, "Ilegal Allien", which, to make it worst, was a single. Songs like this are not serious, even for an amateur band. I thought that "Who dunnit'" was a terrible mistake. I simply can't believe they repeated it here. So, I think some time was needed to wait to see a certain improvement, since the next three albums would be at least more decent and serious.

This album has good moments, really. But they are messed up with other really bad ones. Just like it happened in "Abacab"

shyman | 2/5 |

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