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Genesis - Nursery Cryme CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.42 | 2890 ratings

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3 stars This is, to my eyes (and ears) Genesis' first real album. This is where their general sound was discovered (for the most part) and the first seeds of future masterpieces are planted here. I wouldn't quite consider this a masterpiece in itself, however, but it does have its moments. The Musical Box is a nice tune, but far from the album's best as it is said to be. For Absent Friends is very much a filler, not much passion there. The Return of the Giant Hogweed is a great electric song, with a fantastic introduction and ending (the last 2 minutes are spectacular!). Seven Stones is a little softer than the previous track, with moving keyboards. Harold the Barrell is simply decent. Harlequin is a very fun piano-led, up-beat rocker. The album ends on a high note with The Fountain of Salmacis (my favourite song off this album). It's a very original piece that always stirs the listener.

Not necessarily essential, but looks great in a collection, and certainly for a Genesis fan, a must-own. A level of sophistication found on later albums is not yet attained, however, a good album regardless.

Shakespeare | 3/5 |


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