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ABACAB

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.61 | 1292 ratings

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mscbox
2 stars Genesis is absolutely one of my favorite bands. Maybe even the most favorite one, certainly if we forget everything made after "Wind and Wuthering". When Hackett left, the music became much more" poppish", which by no means means that that is a bad thing. Abacab however, is the weakest album in this Genesis phase 2 period. Especially the horns fills do not belong to the kind of music of Genesis and keep on disturbing me. We have heard this more in Phil Collins' solo work, but I would have preferred that it was limited to Collins' work. In this phase 2 of Genesis, the way of composing music had drastically changed compared to the past. That is clearly noticable and a pity, I think. Still, you hear the compositional talent of the band in this phase 2, although on Abacab even that is difficult to aknowledge.
mscbox | 2/5 |

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