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4 stars Somebody move Genesis's cheese and not so many people can follow where it goes... :-) You don't listen to this album with the same expectation as you listen to their 'old' concept in 70's when everyone is still around.

It's Collins time now, and either you change to the new Genesis, or you left behind in the past. I choose to move forward. Well, that's not really the case to be honest :-) This is my first Genesis album anyway. And I thank them for that. Without this album, I don't think I will ever know them and finally found their progressive masterpiece in Foxtrot. Hey, I start to think that it is actually what happens to people who know Genesis from Foxtrot, from there, the only way to go is down, unfortunately... :-)

But Genesis S/T is still a very good prog-pop album though. You can say Mama is just a bunch of repetitive lines, but honestly, when you listen to it, do you really 'feel' the repetition in it? That's the beauty of it. Genesis do repetition without even being boring, compose easy listening song like home by the sea and it's gonna get better without downgrade their level of skill. Well, I have to admit that that's all, taking it all too hard and illegal allien is 'not so good' but I personally found some 'not so good' song as well in their 70's album, so what's the different then.

My favorite track of course is the second home by the sea, where they 'show off' their skill and their capability to compose beautiful arrangement, as always in every album, even the 'easy' one.

rgds, Bayu

BayuIndra | 4/5 |


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