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GENESIS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

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thesimilitudeofprog
3 stars 'Genesis' is the twelfth studio album by the English rock band Genesis, released on 3 October 1983. The band decided on its title as each of the album's nine tracks were written as a group.

The first side of the album is pretty good. 'Mama' starts the album with its industrial feel.The keyboard riff gives a creepy mood. 'That's All' is a decent pop number with a catchy riff. However, the riff is also overused. 'Home by the Sea / Second Home by the Sea' is the epic track on the album, and another one of the group's finer songs. It is split into two parts on the album, but really this song must be heard as a whole to be fully appreciated. The second side is very disappointing. 'Illegal Alien' really can make you wonder if this is the same band that composed Cinema Show. The melodies are terrible, and the instrumentation is silly. Worst track in Genesis history. 'Taking It All Too Hard' after the previous song, any mediocre track would sound like a masterpiece.Taking it all too hard is a melodic tune that won't appeal to hardcore-prog rock lovers but as a pop song it's decent enough. 'Just A Job To Do' is a decent song, nothing extraordinaire but enjoyable none the less. 'Silver Rainbow' Here is a song that doesn't know if it's coming or going. It's utterly forgettable. 'It's Gonna Get Better' A good closer for the album. Not bad. Not great, but it is head and shoulders above most of the rest of the second side.

In the end, the self-titled Genesis album is a decent album. There are no songs I truly dislike, but there are some that don't really sit quite right with me.

thesimilitudeofprog | 3/5 |

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