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NURSERY CRYME

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.42 | 2058 ratings

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Progdrummer05
4 stars Well i was very skeptical of getting Nursery Cryme by Genesis since i already spoiled myself and got Selling England by the Pound and in my head i was thinking....could this album be as good. well honestly i don't think its as good BUT Nursery Cryme is another grand album by one of the pioneers of prog rock. This album is absolutly another fine point in the career of Genesis as they were developing there sound from the last album Trepass. There are some weak tracks in NC but there are also some awesome tracks that were a sign of things to come starting with The Musical Box a grand opening to a great album. It totally took my breath away at how heavy it was EVEN FOR GENESIS i couldn't believe it from the soft vocals of Peter to the intense guitar riff of Steve along with the awesome drum playing of Phil as well as the tight bass of Mike. both Steve and Tony give awesome solos in this 10 minute prog masterpiece. Oh yea i forgot this also marks the debut of Steve Hackett on Guitar and Phil Collins on Drums and vocals on For Absent Friends which is a nice vocal acoustic song. This addition of Steve and Phil really help shape up the signature sound and style of Genesis. Then after FAF its off to The Return of the Giant Hogweed which is another fine song by Genesis and its also pretty heavy as well with the cool guitar/bass riff at the begginning to some nice mellotron rhythms. But then after these first three we go into more of the weaker tracks. first off Seven Stones is not bad in fact i do enjoy it the nice mellotron by Tony along with some nice melodic harmonies from the band a very melodic track (could this be a sign of Neo prog ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!). BUT then they had to ruin this album with that ridiculous dumb track Harold the Barrel. Its cool to have a sense a humor but this kind doesn't really hit me too well i just don't like this track for some reason. then its to Harlequin which honestly is not bad a nice mellow melodic track with Peter having some luch vocals i mean its not there best but its good. Then comes probably my second favorite track on this album and one of my top favorite Genesis songs THE FOUNTAIN OF SALMANIC. A song i think is so underrated except on this site very much appreciated Thankx Prog Archives. i mean this song is amazing great symphonic sound awesome keys and DANG WHAT A GREAT rhythm section the bass and drum duet rocks my face off i love. My favorite part has got to be the end with that melodic screeching guitar solo by Hacket that just OOOOOOOOH brings goosebumps in my arms. So the players are good the music is good but weak overal its not a bad album a definite sign of things to come in my mind. it is worth a shot of having it in the prog collection.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |

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