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2.43 | 1177 ratings

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2 stars Twelve years earlier these guys released a double album called "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway." How did things go so wrong?

I guess the short answer is thatt Genesis learned what the public wanted. Three and a half minute well crafted pop songs. They've learned to do that so well that they can't break the mould anymore even when they TRY to on Domino.

So why should we, the faithful progressive rock fans, listen to this album? What is there on it for us?

Frankly, not much. Invisible Touch and Land of Confusion are both exceptional pop songs, so I suppose we can listen to them for a change of pace. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight does at least build to a conclusion, albeit not one that is worth spending eight minutes of my life waiting for. Domino is perhaps the most lifeless and unimaginative attempt at an epic that I've ever heard. That can't really be Tony Banks playing that limp keyboard line, can it? Listen to this thing for a few minutes and you'll start thinking of all the things that could be done to improve it. Say what you want about ABACAB, ABACAB at least had a touch of heart and imagination in it.

So do we give this one star or two stars? Given that there are some well crafted songs on here and that there is hardly anything that is unlistenable, we'll go with two stars. But oh, how far we have fallen from the days of The Lamb.

ghost_of_morphy | 2/5 |


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