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Citizen Cain


Symphonic Prog

4.10 | 170 ratings

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4 stars 3.5 stars really.

I recall being a bit put off by this initially. I felt there was too much singing, and not enough instrumental parts. After a few listens I came to like this album quite a bit. Ultimately it sounds like the best album Genesis never made. It is a bit darker and heavier than Genesis though, and the band does have their own character (this will come out with a vengence on the following two albums). The Epic title track is my favorite, going through many moods and changes, very much in the style and structure of Suppers Ready. Other songs can easily be compared to other Genesis song as well, but this is not really a copycat album. As I said, it sound more like a logical progression from Selling England (had Genesis continued in that vein and not done The Lamb). If you don't like Genesis, you probably won't like this. If you do like them, even a little, and are not put off by bands wearing their influences on their sleeves, then you will like this album. Personally, I prefer their next two albums to this one, but I like it enough to give it 4 stars (though I think 3.5 is more accurate).

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