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5 stars This work by Genesis is one of their best in my opinion. The music here is complex and fairs well against their earlier work. Phil does a good job with the vocals, and Tony Banks keys are good too. Steve Hackett I feel doesn't sound well in the mixing and honestly I barely notice him except on Squonk and Entangled. As for the songs themselves, well, everything here holds up well. Dance on a Volcano really kills it instrumentally, and is just a exceptional song. Entangled is softer, with Steve Hackett playing throughout and Tony's mellotron outro makes for a rather basic but interesting song. Squonk is another song where it has a rather basic structure but sounds great, and has a great feel. Mad Man Moon is the peak of this album for me, it starts with a very soft sound, and some neat lyrics, but then transforms into a much faster song through Tony's keys mainly. A really cool song and very spacey too. Robbery, Assault, and Battery is probably my least favorite, but only because of the fricking Done be wrong, same old song part, god that gets annoying!!! Aside from it being repeated the entire song it seems, it's nice musically and has a premise that wouldn't be uncommon of the earlier Genesis. After that the song Ripples comes in, and this one is pretty much a repetitive song, that while nice, feels like it could be a lot shorter. A Trick of The Tail is personally amazing for me, I really enjoy it a lot, but I know a good amount of people would disagree with me. Very very great song. Last is the pretty much instrumental piece Los Endos, which is a fast and technical, should I say, prog, work. A great ending piece. I would recommend A Trick of The Tail to anyone into prog, or more specially crossover or neo prog. It's got shorter songs, and a much more straightforward sound mainly. Doesn't make it worse, and is worth getting.
fudgenuts64 | 5/5 |


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