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GENESIS

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.71 | 815 ratings

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geneyesontle
3 stars Genesis continues the pop disaster but this album is in the right way.

After the disaster that was Abacab, they released this which was pop but had more memorable songs. This prouves that even in their pop times, they can release a decent pop album. But there is a main problem. The best songs are on side one, and the worst are in side two.

Mama is a creepy classic that deserves it's length. With the great vocal performance by Phil Collins and the great background, it deserves a mention.

That's All is a great radio friendly song with a good melody.

Home By The Sea and Second Home By The Sea are great songs that represent well the 80's. They are still memorable.

Illegal Alien is where the downfall begins. With the awful spanish accent that tries to be funny, it is the worst song of the album.

The next three songs are not memorable by any means.

It's Gonna Get Better is where the album gets better. A great little song.

Except for the cover that is great for a toodler, the side one is a real gem of the Phil Collins era and is worth a listen. But the other side is dragging the album down. So it is a mixed opinion for me and it is the best Genesis album of the 80's.

geneyesontle | 3/5 |

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