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5 stars Uneven, but great!!

This is one of my two favorite Genesis albums, the other being Foxtrot. Hell, maybe one of my all time favorite albums in general!

Yes, it's a little patchy and uneven, but nevertheless my all time favorite Genesis tracks are on it, and that makes it a great album.

The best Genesis tracks ever being "Dancing with the moonlit knight", "Firth of fifth" and "Cinema show", and are the reason I am giving this album a 5 star rating. Those 3 songs are absolutely worth having the album. They are one of Progressive Rocks finest achievements, ever. Enough said.

I've never been keen on "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)" It's a little too commercial and quirky for me.

"More Fool Me" dont get me going either. Just a plain folk-song sung by Collins. I believe he made his singing debut with this song. Never been a fan of his voice though.

"The Battle Of Epping Forest" is better, and reminds me of the great song "Return of the Giant hogweed" from Nurcery Cryme. It's playful in the same manor, and the lyrics are toungue in cheek.

"After The Ordeal" is another folky song that doesn't particulary appeal to me, though it's decent enough. Sounds more like a filler than a serious attemt on making a song. Nice piano and guitar though.

"Aisle Of Plenty" is just an extention of the theme from "Dancing with the moonlit Knight", and a nice way to finnish of the album. Love Tony Banks Mellotron 8choir sound here.

5 stars, mainly because of "Dancing with the moonlit knight", "Firth of fifth" and "Cinema show" and a classic in the Prog rock collection.

Moonstone | 5/5 |


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