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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.63 | 2895 ratings

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the philosopher
3 stars This record could use some salt and pepper.

Every record of Genesis from Trespass till Foxtrot had melodic passages and some (hard)rockpassages; some tension building and the outburst. The atmospheres in most of the records took me some time to appreciate, because it was sometimes difficult to understand the musicians ideas after the dynamic structures.

On this record things are different. The first song "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" still has the dynamic structure which I came to love and is therefor the best song on the record and a perfect opening track. Most of the other tracks however are sounding too much pop-like (like in crossover prog and good comparible with Supertramp) or miss the (hard)rock part. Therefor this record becomes a bit unbalanced and too symphonic for my ears as a fan of eclectic and avant-garde prog.

I would have liked some more tension; deeper atmospheres; some greater outbursts; some more dissonance; some more avant-garde. Another way to succeed is sounding natural like in the better folkmusic beside psychedelic folk.

This meal could have used some salt and pepper.

the philosopher | 3/5 |

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