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Symphonic Prog

4.16 | 2129 ratings

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4 stars A giant leap from their poor (at least by prog standards) debut album and into the prog woods they flew, Genesis clearly wanted to improve their direction and did by composing longer and more adventurous tracks in the vein of King Crimson and Van der Graaf Generator, but unfortunately the production values gives much to be desired. The songs are long, melodic and dynamic but not challenging, the real beauty are in the compositions and the whole album have a calm and warm atmosphere before the final onslaught in "The Knife", which quickly became one of the bands live favorites for an audience. Speaking as a drummer I can't really give John Mayhew much credit here but he backs up the songs as he should and he inspired me to learn the songs myself, not much struggling but he's not technically good either, but otherwise there is much fine instrumentation here and that's why the muddy production irks me a bit. This is a very good foreword for what was about to come and have given me many great evenings while relaxing, definitely worthwile for any proghead. Best cuts: 'Looking for Someone', 'Stagnation'.
Bj-1 | 4/5 |


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