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5 stars This is an album I didn't want to like. (There have been a few of those) I didn't think the cover was very good, the name of the album was nowhere as good as "The Lamb..." "A Trick" or "Selling" all of which have very good names. Seeing as I have been on a bit of a Genesis kick I went out to the record store and picked up this lp. I started to listen to it and found it somewhat good to a point but it took me a while to get into. Suppers Ready took a while but really turns out to be as good as everyone says it is. My favorite thing about this record is the overall sound to it, the organs, mellotrons, slightly overdriven guitars...everything just adds up to a very organic and original sound. The first song is a good opener with a very well done melody line that is very unpredictable on first listen, this one works especially well live with Gabriels visuals. "Time Table" is one heck of a good medieval type song that brings to mind "Seven Stones" from the previous album. It has some amazing instrument in the middle that just gets your heart and tears it out. "Get Em Out..." really rocks in a bizarre sort of way, a classic song with a catchy tune and very moving organ riffs. "Can Utility and The Coastliners" is a mini-epic, a sort of mini "Suppers Ready" that is consistent, possibly one of the best songs Genesis has ever done, it is so well put together with not a second to waste. "Horizons" is a pretty guitar piece that leads well into the biggest track of the album. "Suppers Ready" has been described enough times that I will just say it is well worth the time it takes to get into it. Non-formulaic and haunting, this epic is a masterpiece. On the whole, the album is basically good all the way through, without a weak track, it is one Genesis' best work, if not the best and absolutely essential.
endlessepic | 5/5 |


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