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4.64 | 4310 ratings

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5 stars An absolute Masterpiece! It only has one flaw. If you are reading this progressive forum and have not this album, don't read this review, just go and buy it!

Genesis at its artistic peak. This is an essential album containing some of the most brilliant musicianship, and melodies put on tape.

1. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 10/10 : A perfect start to the album and one of my favourite tunes of Genesis. Excelling on any way possible (including lyrics and emotion) ... this is a journey of musical ecstacy.

2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) 7/10 : The only flaw of the album. This song while being good and fun, feels very out of place in the album. The drumming is something to pay attention to here which is masterful.

3. Firth Of Fifth 11/10 (masterpiece) : It is my favourite song of Genesis and l consider it a work of art. The piano solo at the beginning is very complex and difficult to play, yet I have spent countless hours to learn to play it myself and use it to impress others with its beauty (actually I learned the whole song). The other important part is the instrumental break containing a piano solo, a flute melody, a synth solo, and the best guitar solo of all times. Prog rock at its best (and a long album).

4. More Fool Me 9/10 : This is a simple pop song with gorgeous melodies.

5. The Battle Of Epping Forest 8/10 : While it should have been cut a few minutes, it still is an impressive epic that doesn't take itself very seriously. Everything sounds playful and you can hear children voices on the background.

6. After The Ordeal 9/10 : What an instrumental! This showcases the abilities of the band without sounding overblown and pretentious like Soundchaser from Yes. It is very melodic.

7. The Cinema Show 10/10 : Very solid climatic song. Starting as a solid ballad about Romeo and Juliet, it then climbs into a bombastic climax full of synths. The drumming is excellent here showing that Collins is a master at his drumkit.

8. Aisle Of Plenty 10/10 : The album can't exist without this reprise of the first song. It is a perfect finisher of the album

My Grade : A

Zitro | 5/5 |


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