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4 stars Genesis' first progressive outing, and a very respectable one at that.

I find that this album takes a little longer to get into compared to their future releases. The songs are just as long as they would be later on, but in general they seem a little more restrained. That's not to say there aren't masterpieces here. The Knife, of course, is extremely anthemic and it is not hard to fathom why it became such an important concert staple in the early days and is easily the most memorable song on the album. Other greats include White Mountain, a cold, dark tale of a wolfs struggle against a higher power, and the short but sweet Dusk, brimming with emotion via Gabriel's heartfelt vocals. Those are my favorites, anyway.

If I had to pick a least favorite I actually think it'd be Stagnation. While it is peppered with delightful melodies and generally good playing, I can't help but feel it drags a little. On the whole, though, this is an album well worth looking into.

Sowilo | 4/5 |


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