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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2492 ratings

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5 stars MASTER ALBUM... "Foxtrot" is the second best album of GENESIS, not far behind "Selling England By The Pond" . Well, this album is not for the common people, because romantic style is not at the rendez-vous! You have to be intellectual to appreciate all the genius behind. The lyrics are really not simple. Everything on this album is complex. Tony BANKS keyboards are absolutely outstanding. He really mastered it on this record. Keyboards have surprisingly different styles and sounds for the year. HACKETT's guitar is not made of sentimental solos as on "Selling..." or "Wind and Wuthering", but his contribution is more than obvious. Lots of excellent classical guitar parts, which gives the album a different style, maybe more baroque. The drums are well played, as always, and COLLINS does not focus, like on "Trick of the Tail", on cymbal performance and fast parts. This probably helps to enhance BANK's keyboards and HACKETT's classical guitar. Have you noticed RUTHERFORD's impressive bass playing? Especially on "Get Em Out By Friday" and "Watcher of the Skies and Coastliners", he really demonstrates that he is a huge talented bass player!!

Sincerely, I've never seen better bass playing parts than on "Get Em Out By Friday"!! Simply perfect!! GABRIEL's voice give a big character to this record: he is everywhere on this album. The voice is never dull, very dynamic and fits well with the whole. Actually, "Foxtrot" is probably the most representative album of the term "progressive rock"!!!

greenback | 5/5 |

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