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5 stars For me, the best Genesis album. It tops Selling England By The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, it tops all that and the others as well.

The musicianship here is, to say the least, incredible. Everything is where it should be: Genesis' signature keyboards, the acoustic guitar shining throughout and even more especially in moments such as Horizons and the intro of Can-Utility and the Coastliners. Bass won't shine as bright, but in no way that means it isn't present: always there, it carries the note of the sixth finger Hackett doesn't have. Collins' drum kit explodes when it has to, fades smoothly, and does things I still quite don't grasp but love nonetheless (aka Apocalypse in 9/8). To top it all, Peter Gabriel's emotion in his voice gives the final mood to the song, not a single moment going somewhere it shouldn't be.

If production somehow (and this is more of a general opinion than one that I have) lacked in Trespass an Nursery Cryme, here these words have no value at all. It is sheer brilliance.

Arguably the best prog rock album ever released.

guiservidoni | 5/5 |


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