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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4261 ratings

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Zoltanxvamos
5 stars This is the Genesis masterpiece, and I will go on the record say this... I would be a bit happier if this was the number one on the top 100. Genesis is my favourite band of all time and of course I'm a bit biased... everyone is...but this has every right element to be the best prog album of all time. But to reviewing this songs in this more than perfect album.

Dancing With The Moonlit Night | This has always been a strong opener, it has a brilliant vocal melody and well... all of the above.

I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) | The attempt at a hit song on this masterpiece of an album. Of course Phil did say that even back then they were always attempting at writing songs that would make it on Billboards. This song is still very very prog and I feel like this is one of the catchiest songs in prog.

Firth of Fifth | The Piano Intro, the guitar solo, the poetic lyrics, everything about this song is of Genesis heaven. The atmosphere and unbelieveable structure of this song is just well... unbelievable.

More Fool Me | Another attempt at a song rock hit but this was much more of a hit song than 'I Know What I Like'. It is the weakest song on the album but I still love it.

The Battle Of Epping Forest | This is the considerable epic on the album and it fits on the album perfectly, the speed and upbeat tone with a bunch of interesting song structure change. Everything about this song is just... amazing... I can't describe how much I love this song.

After The Ordeal | This is the beautifully played instrumental that leads into probably the best song on the entire album.

Cinema Show | The shuffling drum beats, the odd times, the unbelieveable atmosphere, the beautiful intro, the lyrics and the concept of the song... this is probably in my top 3 favourite Genesis songs of all time.

Aisle Of Plenty | The Outro, really the last part of Cinema Show. I was very happy with this ending, it was slow and melodic, and lastly, it reprised Dancing With The Moonlit Knight. It was the best ending to a prog album.

So what are my overall thoughts? Perfection.

Zoltanxvamos | 5/5 |

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