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WE CAN'T DANCE

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.66 | 1158 ratings

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criticdrummer94
4 stars No Son of Mine- A very emotional opener that sometimes puts me to tears cause of its impact on me. Love this tune. Prog, a little bit

Jesus He Knows Me- A quirky song about TV evangelists with a nice beat and full of interesting content. Prog, not really

Driving the Last Spike- A long song that tells a decent story about building the railroads in England in the 1880s. Nice epic song with awesome musical moments and transports me to that time period. Great song but prog, some of it.

I Can't Dance- This F'ing song. I love this quirky song with the great riff and silly sounds with kinda bland lyrics but I think that's what it was going for. I enjoy the crap outta this one but most hate it and I see why. Prog, hell no

Never a Time- A simple pop song with nothing much interesting but I do enjoy this song in its simplicity. Prog, not at all

Dreaming While You Sleep- Very interesting with a nice drum loop and keyboard percussion (alot of that on this album) and some synth and guitar in it. The lyrics deal with a Hit & Run and how it effects someone personally. It tells a good story and does kinda sound Peter Gabriel-esque. Love this song Prog, kinda

Tell Me Why- In the vein of Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins dealing with homelessness and the issues with less fortunate in this world. Phil did it better. Prog, no

Living Forever- It's really cool to hear Phil play with brushes and it gives the song a great feel. It could've been a bit more for me but still enjoy it. Prog, almost

Hold On My Heart- A successful ballad from this album which lyrically is good but musically kinda boring. Prog, no way jose

Way of the World- Kinda straight forward track with not much to offer for me. Forgettable and not Prog

Since I Lost You- Sad song about the death of Eric Clapton's son at the time. Hasn't aged well to me. Prog, nope

Fading Lights- YES. This is a great song which is kinda saying good-bye to Phil Collins (inadvertently of course) the mid-section is a great jam that always captivates me. Prog, yes in a modern way

Overall, I adore this album and think it is a classic with a great bunch of songs and some Prog stuff. 4 Stars. Highlights: No Son of Mine, Jesus He Knows Me, Driving the Last Spike, I Can't Dance, Never a Time, Dreaming While You Sleep, Living Forever, and Fading Lights

criticdrummer94 | 4/5 |

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