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2.55 | 1153 ratings

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3 stars This was actually the first Genesis Album I ever owned. It was more like the Moody Blues in some places to my ear. Also the sound was definitely 60's music. The favorite songs for me were "The Serpent" and "Am I very Wrong?" Peter Gabriel is just so visual with his lyrics! I think that is what made Genesis the super group that they were, along with the rest of the band. When he left Genesis, the band really suffered in the lyric department, as well as the voice. I know Phil Collins is a good singer, but Gabriel added that special touch that made Genesis a force to be reckoned with.

Another favorite was "The Conqueror," which is on the sarcastic side if one listens closely to it.

"In Limbo" slays me! I just love that tune. It is mostly the lyrics, but at the end the music turns and gives the listener a thrill.

Lyrically, there is no weakness. Musically, there is no weakness, just immaturity. To hear this album, you would never suspect that they had the later stuff in them. It is like they were caterpillars which became beautiful butterflies, musically.

All in all this isn't a bad record. So I am giving it 3 stars. It isn't essential to us, the listening audience, but it was essential to Genesis's development as an essential prog band.

Keetian | 3/5 |


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