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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2465 ratings

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Badabec
5 stars 666 is no longer alone, he is getting out the marrow in your backbone!!!

Wow, what an album! This one is simply a masterpiece. Let me explain why.

GENESIS' fourth album is a bit more sophisticated than their previous ones and I guess it is not easy to digest for everyone. FOXTROT combines complexity with a lacing of crazyness and fantasy (especially concerning the peculiar lyrics which are distinctively sung by PETER GABRIEL). But that's nothing new as we know at the latest since NURSERY CRIME. Well, you may ask, what is so special about this album then? FOXTROT is a work of art which demands a great deal of the listener, it is likely more multisided than all of the other works of GENESIS' and for some people it may sail close to the wind where pomp is concerned. This album is nothing to listen to in the background, you better dim the light in your room, light some candles, close your eyes, lean back and concentrate on the music if you really want to enjoy this CD.

My favourite songs of this album are the atmospheric "Watcher Of The Skies", the sad "Time Table" and the incredible "Supper's Ready", a song that keeps up with such masterpieces as YES' "Close To The Edge" or EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER's "Karn Evil 9". There are only few songs that are as sweeping as "Supper's Ready", the apocalypse in 9/8 is a true firework of emotions and one of the best moments of rock music ever, in my opinion. GENESIS has made rock music come to a new dimension with the help of this album (so as other bands did too). Many people may consider this new type of music as "too far away from the roots of rock music", I do not, it is still rock music and it has nothing to do with inferiority complexes of the musicians who want to show that they are better than any other musician. It is pure art, but many people do not seem to realise that. However, I am digressing, I am sorry, dear reader.

I could go on with writing for hours, but I will stop now because I do not want this review to be too long. Now it is your turn to buy this album and enjoy this indigestive, but ingenious work and experience this new kind of music. Foxtrot is definately one of my favourite GENESIS' albums and I strongly recommend you this CD.

Badabec | 5/5 |

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