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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2499 ratings

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progleggs
5 stars Somehow I made it through the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties all the way through to 2009 without discovering Genesis. I was there for early Tull, Yes and most of the other late sixties and early seveties golden era of prog without anyone even raising my curiosity about this band. Ironically, my desire to aquaint myself with this music arose from reviews of more recent artists whose work caught my attention. Such was the case, after reading several reviews about a new band Edensong whose music was repeatedly likened to early Genesis. I now understand why and have found a treasure trove of new (old) music, which has quickly taken over the slots in my cd player. Not that it was love at first sight, but by the second or certainly the third time around I was hooked. Having noticed hundreds of reviews on this site detailing the individual songs, there is no need to address each one. What I love is the complex musical composition, the intelligent, if somewhat obtuse lyrics and the somewhat unorthodox voice and emotional (and delightfully awkward) vocal stylings of Peter Gabriel. Like most of the prog that I am drawn to, there is a great mix of interesting melodies and epic moments here. Even though I love Suppers Ready as a collection of great little songs, strangely, I don't find it to be the Epic that most here find it to be. Similarly, I find "Time Table" to be a better listen than most here, even though it is less proggy than the rest. In any event, the album continues to grow on me no matter how many times I listen. A true FIVE in any sense and the best of the early Genesis albums!
progleggs | 5/5 |

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