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2.55 | 1090 ratings

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2 stars Being introduced to Genesis in the mid-1980s, I worked my way backwards through their catalogue from the self-titled Genesis album of 1983. As I progressed with each album, they got better and better. What an amazing group this was. Alas, I finally reached their first album and was quite disappointed with it.

Here we have the humble beginnings of what will become one of the greatest prog bands of the 1970s. It's basically a collection of mellow 1960s pop songs, sorely lacking the musical and lyrical skill of Trespass and all other albums that followed. Still, you can hear potential here and there on this oddity of a record. On some of the songs, Gabriel's voice carries that raw energy he would be widely known for on later recordings, especially on the song "In the Beginning." The music though, has an almost demo feel to it.

Not the best place to start if you want to get into Genesis. I would recommend starting with Trespass and then acquiring each album chronologically after that. Only for the curious, thus two stars.

progaardvark | 2/5 |


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