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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2456 ratings

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The Crow
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5 stars The band was totally consolidated, and you can hear it...

This is one of the best albums Genesis made... Everyting here sounds allright. Every instrument is perfect and on its place... And Steve Hackett has improved his playing since "Nursery Crime", making you to forget the marvellous Anthony Phillips's work on "Trespass". His guitar playing here is softer and full of details, more precise and clearer than in "Nursery Crime", where his playing was a little dirty (but still great...) But this album is maybe less guitar oriented than the previous one... Tony Banks keyboards are very prominent, making you dreaming with his marvellous solos and melodies. Not as good as in "Selling England by the Pound", but great anyway... Peter Gabriel is also softer, singing even better than before, with mellow vocals and some chilly shouts.

Best songs: Watcher of the Skies, Get 'em Out by Friday, Can Utility and the Coastliners... This album is plenty of good songs. No flaws here. The whole album is just brilliant... And of course, the mastodontic Supper's Ready is here. The best song Genesis ever made? Maybe yes, maybe not... But it's still an incredible tour de force, an epic that any prog-love is obligated to hear. The influence of this song through the years is big... You must only hear epics of some bands like Spock's Beard and The Flower Kings!

Conclusion: the best Genesis work along with "Selling England By the Pound" in my opinion... And Supper's Ready ist just marvellous, obligated for every music lover.

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |

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