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FOXTROT

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.61 | 2466 ratings

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Progdrummer05
5 stars I was expecting to give this album a 4 star rating because well i did the same with Nursery Cryme since Genesis were still finding their sound. But man I just can't seem to do it for Foxtrot CAUSE IT DEF. DESERVES more than 4 stars. Genesis really out did them selves on this on as the songs were really getting stronger and more mature with each album they make and definitley this one is much stronger than both Trepass and NC. They are good albums but this really hit it off for the prog world of Genesis. the album starts off strong with one of my favs. Watcher of the Skies. A great rocker with awesome rhythm section from Mike and Phil as well as amazing Mellotron by Tony. then we go to in my opinion maybe the weakest track on this album but its really good with Time Table as it kinda reminds me of Seven Stones from NC with some nice melodic music by the band great vocals from Peter. Then on to another awesome longish song with Get 'Em Out by Friday. i love the rhythm on this song with Tony backing up with organ and everyone just going so fast is also like they just blew right by you then it gets soft AND THEN FAST again. just a great track. Next we go to Can-Ulity and the Coastliners which i say is an awesome short Genesis song WITH AN AMAZING RHYTHM SOLO BY MIKE man this album really showcases him alot i mean dude Levin, Squire, and Lake are great bass players but ya gotta give credit for Mike Rutherford as he definitely can hang with the best. Then off to a lovely short acoustic piece by Steve called Horizons but then comes the grand finale with 23 minutes of nothing but classic prog with a song that's divided into eight pieces so getting cause your SUPPER'S READY. this epic got me into a lot of great 70s epics like 2112, Close to the Edge, Starless, Karn Evil 9, Shine on you Crazy Diamond, and just recently Thick as a Brick. But man Supper's ready really blew me away with Peter Gabriel nice soft and somewhat aggressive vocals. He does get to where he sounds a little funny in the zanny section of this song but its not quite as bad as Harrold the Barrel (thank god lol). Steve and Tony GOOD lord they have great solos here especially the organ solo by Tony one of the best i've heard just absoulte awesome stuff. well of course the rhythm is gonna be good as Mike does it again with his awesome rhythm bass. and PHIL COLLINS man he does so much stuff i can barely understand how his rhythm pattern works. Not to mention i think he does some mean double bass around the Apocalypse of 9/8. So all in all this CD is a must have if you like Selling England by the Pound dude trust me its worth it.
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |

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