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4.27 | 2012 ratings

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3 stars This, the first Genesis album without long time front man Peter Gabriel, shows promise, but also shows a few signs of the morass the band will fall into just a few albums later.

Banks and Hackett seem particularly charged on the bookend pieces of the album, Dance On A Volcano and Los Endos. Their performance exceeds most of their previous output. This song is forceful and strong, with unexpectedly powerful solos from both guitar and keyboards.

Unfortunately, between the bookends are much lesser songs. Squonk is lumbering prog that never overcomes it's slow pace. Mad Man Moon, Robbery, Assault & Battery and Ripples are all plain MOR, with proggy breaks that save them from total worthlessness. Entangled and A Trick Of The Tail are light prog, nothing more.

At least this album has some value.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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