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Symphonic Prog

4.42 | 2896 ratings

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4 stars 4.2 stars

I really enjoy this album, and it contains some of my favorite Genesis songs, including "The Musical Box" and "The Return of the Giant Hogweed". Anyone who doesn't enjoy those songs should just not bother with listening to Genesis, ever. After their steps towards "proginess" furthered after Trepass, this album proves that Genesis knew what they were doing.

"The Musical Box" is absolutely gorgeous in so many ways. Hackett's guitar is beautiful, and the song has a sense of movement. There are no dull parts. Phil Collins, believe it or not, was at one point in time a fantastic drummer, and that really shows on this track. The ending organ chords really make the song cohesive, in my opinion. 5/5 stars.

"For Absent Friends". ...............3/5 stars.

"The Return of the Giant Hogweed" may contain, if I'm thinking clearly, one of the coolest guitar- tapping parts ever recorded, and probably one of the first. The tapping is used tastefully here, and that's the most important thing. Hackett's guitar solo is a high point of the song. GREAT lyrics! 5/5 stars.

"Seven Stones" has interesting parts, but unfortunately nothing that holds my attention or makes me want to hit 'replay'. I still like the track a lot, though. 4/5 stars.

"Harold the Barrel" doesn't need a lot of conversation about it. It's a weak track, to put it plain. 2/5 stars.

"Harlequin" isn't as bad as "Harold the Barrel", but also doesn't have a ton of substance, in my opinion. 3/5 stars.

"The Fountain of Salmacis" has a great bassline. I really like this track a lot. It has the same sense of movement as the other two long songs, but isn't quite as harsh. I very nice way to close the album. Great lyrics, as is most of the time with Gabriel. 4/5 stars.

A really great album, especially considering the longer tracks are the great ones on the album. A fantastic album for any progger, and I would suggest it to fans of symphonic prog.

bb1319 | 4/5 |


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