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5 stars Foxtrot never has been a personal favorite of mine, for some reason. Of course, some moments hit me emotionally, but never as hard as some other Genesis albums. I tend to prioritize albums that have emotionally an impact on me, but on the technical side Foxtrot is perfect. For some reason it's not as close as nectar to my ears, but it still is a great listen from start to finish with absolutely no exceptions.

Side 1 is very loaded (Coming at 28 minutes) but is full of great tracks. Watcher of the Skies is a good prog piece though I personally never have been a fan of it. The mellotron beginning does set up a great mood though. The melody for the rest of the song is not exceptional but I have nothing bad to say about it. As for the other 4, great pieces. Time Table is cool and catchy. Get 'Em Out By Friday is weird, more on the Gabriel-style of Genesis in general, but has musically some awesome moments. Same for Can-Utility and the Coastliners (Weird names, huh) and this one has some of the most special instrumental moments of the whole album. Finally, you have Horizons, a short acoustic guitar solo by Hackett, but it gives a cozy mood in a rainy day and I love it. Finally, you have Supper's Ready on side 2, one of, if not the most classic prog suite. I've never been a fan of it until I listened to the live version from Seconds Out, and then it hit me. I can now really tell why it's great. It has all a prog suite needs ; diversity of feelings & musical themes, original theming & execution, complex passages without them being made to be complex, etc.

There's really nothing wrong to say about Foxtrot. It's not a personal favorite of mine, but I still love it and it fully deserves a good ol' 5 stars.

MaxPap | 5/5 |


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