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4.10 | 1837 ratings

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4 stars Genesis is my all time favorite band. And this being their last true album (no And Then There Were Three... for me, thank you very much!) is a really hard one to talk about. Mostly since I can't stop thinking that this is the last real Genesis album. But I'm not gonna burst into tears just yet, well at least not until I hear Afterglow!

I always thought of Afterglow as a sort of Genesis' farewell and it gives me the goosebumps almost every time I hear it! But lets get off this silly emotional train! We are fans of highly technical and creative music so therefore are immune to purely emotional simple pop songs. Let us not forget it!

The first two tracks that kick-off this album makes it pretty much a must have for every Genesis fan. The rest of the album has not the same intense drive but we do get some nice surprises along the way! Although I never really liked the quite dull Your Own Special Way, Wot Gorilla? feels like something that Phil worked on outside the band and All In A Mouse's Night... well lets just say that having listened to it more that twenty times I still don't get the fuss about it.

Being done with the somewhat flawed middle-section of the album we proceed to our first real surprise! Blood On The Rooftops starts with some of the best guitar play Hackett will accomplish for years to come. The songs eventually proceeds into the chorus section which is quite pleasant. The two following tracks have the Hackett personal touch engraved into them although Tony makes a really great effort as well.

The final track has, as I probably mentioned before, a great emotional value to all Genesis fans. I so happy that the band still keeps this song in their live repertoire! Well there you have it folks! If you haven't heard this album then I suggest you listen to it, if you don't own it then I suggest you buy it... and so on!

***** songs: Eleventh Earl Of Mar (7:41) One For The Vine (10:00) Afterglow (4:12)

**** songs: Blood On The Rooftops (5:27) Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers... (2:23) ...In That Quiet Earth (4:50)

*** songs: Your Own Special Way (6:19) Wot Gorilla? (3:20) All In A Mouse's Night (6:37)

Total Rating: 4,11

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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