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Symphonic Prog

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars This is where it became totally clear that Genesis was an entirely different band from what we used to know and love. The transition was a slow one, but it was also steady. I canīt really say I like this album, even thought for the time it seemed to fitted very well into the music scene. At least it was good prog pop music. But there are some moments I canīt stand like Who Dunnit. That was probablyīs Genesis worst song ever recorded. I still donīt understand why they ever had the trouble to commit it on tape, much less released it. Go figure!

Anyway, Abacab has it moments: the title track, Dodo / Lurker, Me And Sarah Jane, Man In The Corner. I even like No Reply At All. I thought it was a good pop song. I still do. Dodo and Me And Sarah Jane are reasonable good prog tunes. But overall Abacab does not have the same balance as on other Genesis album of that period. It is hardly played at all at my home. But it is till Genesis and still has some good, although unremarkable, stuff. If only they had not included Who Dunnit things would be much better.

Rating: two stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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