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    Posted: March 25 2015 at 01:30
I've showered a lot of love on Trespass in a variety of threads in the past. There's nothing shameful in it not being the equal of Nursery Cryme. It's still a rare gem.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2015 at 18:01

Nursery Cryme.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2015 at 03:24
I think of Trespass as a "nascent" album.  Like "Time and a Word," it reveals a band in the process of becoming something, but not having arrived yet.  The songs are still held back by fairly conventional ideas and forms.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 12 2015 at 01:57
Tie for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2015 at 14:42
I really love some of Genesis' music.  However, I think that a lot of their albums are overrated; that probably puts me in the minority here at Prog Archives.  I think that Trespass is definitely one of their best.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 16:17
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

Cryme is simply a better album and a higher evolutionary phase in Genesis music that would be better realized on Foxtrot and SEbtP. A Trick Of The Tail
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 14:06
Trespass is consistent. Nursery has about 3 mediocre tracks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 13:21
Nursery Cryme fairly easily. Trespass is a great album, but NC is just a ste forward in quality and has Phil on the drums!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 11:07

My two favorite Genesis albums these days...going with NC.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 09:28
Trespass is my favourite Genesis album. It somehow does things for me the others don't. And by comparison, Trespass is a more cohesive record than Nursery Cryme.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 09:06
I have to go for Nursery Cryme here because (a) it has the better songs - Musical Box, Hogweed, Salmacis and (b) it was the first prog album I heard, I think it was the bizarre stories about killer plants and people cutting their toes off for tea that first intrigued me.
 
And Musical Box has the best ending to a prog song ever.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 08:53
Cryme is simply a better album and a higher evolutionary phase in Genesis music that would be better realized on Foxtrot and SEbtP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2015 at 08:31

Trespass easily.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 21:21
Nursery Cryme...no brainer.
Now if it had been between Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot, that would be a pickle
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 18:38
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Nobody's writing yet.  Are they thinking about it or just passing the buck, remaining anonymous in the hidden corners of cyber space?  Me, I prefer Nursery Cryme although I find Trespass an excellent album.  It is because the Genesis sound is perfected by the inclusion of Hackett and Collins.  The music is more ambitious and yet it succeeds.  Trespass has some elements of the earlier psychedelic sound.  That is not a problem in itself, but it sounds as if they had not quite arrived yet.  Approaching, but not entirely there.  Anthony Phillips seemed uncomfortable with an electric lead solo, although his pastoral and ensemble playing is excellent.  Hackett has those two but his soloing is much better.  Gabriel's voice is less strident.  Collins' drumming is a definite improvement.  Banks and Rutherford sound better as well.  Everybody sounds better.  The songs are more imaginative.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 17:44
Foxtrot. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 12:09
well I`m so into the two albums. but the vote went to Nursery Cryme...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 11:58
^ I Agree but I like Trespass more. I think vote to item A don't mean that you don't like item B or ... I really like their first 5 albums .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 11:47
Not that Trespass is bad album. On the contrary. But it isn't on par with Nursery Cryme. I've always counted Trespass as a start album of their sound and compositions (after the first one FGTR), but the classic line-up and true Genesis songs style is to be found only at NC. Musical Box is one of their best songs they ever wrote and there are another great ones on the NC album (Seven Stones, The Return Of Giant Hogweed or Fountain of Salmacis).
My vote goes proudly to NC without slightest hesitation :-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 11:03
Nursery Cryme for me. Both are terrific albums!
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