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Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.61 | 1252 ratings

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criticdrummer94
3 stars Genesis have the most guts out of any band in prog music. How so? because they did exactly what they wanted to and didn't give a damn about what we or anyone else thought. Personally, I always stand up for the Collins-era Genesis for two reasons 1. they sound more like a band and 2. they made POP albums?? Most people call that selling out or whatever but its they did what they wanted and they actually sound more mature as a pop band then a prog band. Plus, just because they weren't ultra complex like the previous albums but they still weren't 100% pop they were on the line between pop and prog.

Well, after my rant lets get to the most controversial album in Genesis' library. It's not a bad album but not a great album. I understand they were trying something different and I expected them too, I want them too. I'm all for updating the sound of a band or them wanting to change and try something different (sounds progressive to me) but this one does work on some terms. Yes Who Dunnit? is a piece of swear word but songs like Abacab, No Reply At All and Dodo/Lurker make up for it. Not bad worth a look see but may not be for you if you listened to Gabriel era first. 3 Stars. Highlights: Abacab, No Reply at All, Keep it Dark, Dodo/Lurker, and Man on the Corner

criticdrummer94 | 3/5 |

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