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4.31 | 3058 ratings

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5 stars "you gotta get in, to get out"

This album is a masterpiece! Extremely Essential! The concept, the lyrics, the music, the emotion put into it, especially Peter, are all simply amazing. This is the greatest concept album of all time. The thought and story behind it (the concept) is crazy-mind-blowing. I like crazy stuff like this, its like art, I love it, so naturally, I was floored when I heard it, when I read the story in the liner notes, everything.

In short, the album is about Rael, a guy searching for a missing part of himself, though not always knowing it. I swear, after listening countless times, there are moments when I think I'm Rael, Rael is me, I can relate to him so much.

The first disc, sides 1 and 2, are FLAWLESS! The music is amazing, the songs are put together perfectly, they're all great. Back In NYC and Carpet Crawlers are all always favorites, another of mine is Chamber of 32 doors, that song reminds me of my life sometimes, crazy I know, but true.

The second disc, sides 3 and 4, are not flawless, but they're very good. There is some filler, some parts that get boring, but still good. I really like The Lamia. I like double albums, so I never say "oh, it should've been cut down to one disc...." like I here some say, (about The Wall usually as well) but defiantly not here with The Lamb.

I am also in agreement that this is a GREAT album for newcomers to prog or Genesis.

"find a door, that doesn't lead me back again - take me away"

Kix | 5/5 |


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