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4.29 | 2736 ratings

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1 stars I find this album to be utterly unlistenable and am mind boggled by how this can be considered so great by so many. I cannot lie, am not much of a fan of the group GENESIS and find little interesting about the so called masterpieces they rattled off after Nursery Cryme (which I consider, by far, their best work). That being said I recently decided to open my mind and give the band another chance, as it is a favorite band of my father and my most prog minded friend alike, which is when I took to liking Nursery Cryme, making me look forward to the albums which followed. I was disappointed but not suprised to come away from Foxtrot and Selling England By The Pound none too impressed. That is not to say these albums, aside from the occasional cringing from Gabriel vocals (the same vocals that made me steer clear of the band for so long to begin with) , were altogether bad. They were just boring and self indulgent. So when I reached this album I wasn't expecting to be met with such a putridity. This album so offended my ears that I found it impossible to make it the entire way through. Peter Gabriels voice, which isn't great to begin with, is ampt up and used as a weapon against the eardrum on this album. The instrumentals are not intirely offensive but they are hard to make out through the blood pooling in your ears as a result of Gabriels needlessly overblown nails on a chalkboard vocals. There isn't much more I can say about this exercise in annoyance other than due to Gabriel it is as harsh on the ears as the front row at any death metal concert and I'm don't believe thats desirably in a prog album. I can't think of an album more fitting of the only for completionists tag. One battered and bloody eardrum out of five.
manofmystery | 1/5 |


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