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GENESIS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 843 ratings

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Progbear
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2 stars Department of diminishing returns. There are still saving graces here, but it's getting ever more difficult to find them through the encroaching musical crabgrass.

"Mama" is interesting in that it's pretty obviously an attempt by the band at emulating Gabriel's solo style. "Silver Rainbow" and the lovely "It's Gonna Get Better" are fine, and the main song part of "Home By The Sea" is downright excellent. But "Second Home By The Sea" is a nightmare, spoiled by plastic-sounding synths and Collins' seemingly unstoppable quest to make his drum kit sound like a drum machine. The rest of the album is the worst Genesis music yet produced, reaching its undeniable nadir with the downright idiotic "Illegal Alien".

So, um...buy it if you can get it cheap, but only after you have their earlier, better albums. And don't say I didn't warn you.

Progbear | 2/5 |

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