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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2531 ratings

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SentimentalMercenary
5 stars The Mona Lisa of music

I can no longer delay posting a review of this one-of-a-kind timeless masterpiece. Once a band pulls out an album as great as Nursery Cryme, one would think that the album that comes after could only disappoint. Oddly enough, Genesis managed to surpass their original masterpiece with Foxtrot. Fifty minutes filled with unsurpassed creativity, non-stop melodical prowess and stunning compositions.

I do not intend to make a lenghty review as I believe that this kind of album speaks for itself better than I would and that everything as already been said and done regarding it anyway.

Often, progressive music does not take hold before a few runs. It grows and at some point, it just becomes great. In the case of Foxtrot, though, I find that this album is great on the very first listen, and it just keeps on getting better until it becomes almost unreal.

I would not let go this single opportunity to review Foxtrot without addressing, at least quickly, the mighty Supper's Ready. I do believe that this is one of the top 5 best progressive songs ever (if not #1). A composition in classical style with 7 movements as different from each other as can be, and yet magically coherent together and making perfect sense at the end after the whole 23 minutes which go by like 10. Its melodies grip the listener from start to finish, and what a finish !

I also agree with some reviewers who pointed out that Can Utility and the Coastliners is a sleeper hit. Relatively short at under 6 minutes, yet manages to show each band member at his best. The keyboard part of Tony Banks after the "where they fell" pitch is simply mesmerizing.

If you do not have this album in your collection, you don't have a progressive rock collection! Foxtrot is at the pinnacle of modern music.

SentimentalMercenary | 5/5 |

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