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Poll Question: Which album is best?
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34 [41.98%]
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    Posted: October 23 2013 at 07:55
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I went with ATTWT...ya it has "Follow You Follow Me" and "Say It's Alright Joe" which suck, but I really like the rest.  "Duke" and "Abacab" have 2 or 3 songs each that I like, but wouldn't mind if I never heard any of the others again.    


I like The Ballad of Big. Great chorus. ;)
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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I went with ATTWT...ya it has "Follow You Follow Me" and "Say It's Alright Joe" which suck, but I really like the rest.  "Duke" and "Abacab" have 2 or 3 songs each that I like, but wouldn't mind if I never heard any of the others again.    


I like The Ballad of Big. Great chorus. ;)

I love this song and especially this bit:


He was scared , Big Jim was scared
Alive they called him lucky but not today
Cos he died like all good cowboys
with his boots on next to his men


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 23 2013 at 15:07
Since Duke is winning this easily, I'll drop a vote for the much maligned 'Shapes' album. I really love that thing. Abacab is wonderful too.
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Definitely Duke for me  

Edit: Just saw From Genesis To Revelation, would have picked that Disapprove


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Between Duke and Abacab, the latter has the most songs im familiar with to start off with, but i would vote for both anyway if that was possible
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 06:42
Originally posted by richardh


Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

I went with ATTWT...ya it has "Follow You Follow Me" and "Say It's Alright Joe" which suck, but I really like the rest.  "Duke" and "Abacab" have 2 or 3 songs each that I like, but wouldn't mind if I never heard any of the others again.    


I like The Ballad of Big. Great chorus. ;)

I love this song and especially this bit:
He was scared , Big Jim was scared
Alive they called him lucky but not today
Cos he died like all good cowboys
with his boots on next to his men


You know Richard, when I think about those lyrics and how they are sung I don't think Gabriel would pull it off or make it work not nearly as well as Collins. Boy, amazing how Phil really took over the Genesis machine when Gabriel and of course Hacket leaving. I'm just saying that a lot of the songs fit Phil's desires sound wise and criteria for music vision.
Pop was slowly leeching it's way in....but not in a bad way....entirely. ;)
I know ABACAB depressed the sh*t out of you. Lol
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 06:47
I still don't know too many albums that blend pop and Prog, so nicely together. It's DUKE by a large margin for me still. :)
I look at the way that album was constructed and I think it's genius. Some very odd metering in the drumming on Turn it On again. A great example of how the technical and accessible can join forces and sound great. DUKE is full of these meriments. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 16:05
I actually do like some of Abacab . Dodo/Lurker could be one of the best tracks Genesis ever recorded and I am aware there is a longer version and have heard it. Clearly they felt under pressure to leave behind their prog roots which is a shame really.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 17:53
s/t, ATTWT, Duke, Abacab, and Invisible Touch, in that order
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 19:35
Originally posted by smartpatrol

s/t, ATTWT, Duke, Abacab, and Invisible Touch, in that order

s/t?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2013 at 22:59
Originally posted by richardh

I actually do like some of Abacab . Dodo/Lurker could be one of the best tracks Genesis ever recorded and I am aware there is a longer version and have heard it. Clearly they felt under pressure to leave behind their prog roots which is a shame really.
BTW Have you heard the Sound Of Contact album Nicholas? Think you may like it.


I have. I felt it was a fair debut. The album even inspired me enough to write a review on it, which I don't do very often.
I really liked I AM (DIMENSIONAUT) Simon sounds so much like his father on that one.
It's excellent.
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Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by richardh

I actually do like some of Abacab . Dodo/Lurker could be one of the best tracks Genesis ever recorded and I am aware there is a longer version and have heard it. Clearly they felt under pressure to leave behind their prog roots which is a shame really.
BTW Have you heard the Sound Of Contact album Nicholas? Think you may like it.


I have. I felt it was a fair debut. The album even inspired me enough to write a review on it, which I don't do very often.
I really liked I AM (DIMENSIONAUT) Simon sounds so much like his father on that one.
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I'm a bit surprised Abacab is so lowly regarded. I think it's the most original and experimental album the trio version of Genesis ever did. Maybe people don't like it because it's not as "Genesisy" as something like Duke, but Abacab is the album for me that justifies them as a trio and a different (but still creative) group than what came before. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2014 at 12:35
As an objective and progressive opinion, ATTWT is the best, but as a subjective and an opinion from the heart, I love Genesis Shapes, this album is killer, although it could have a couple of not strong tracks. So I will vote for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Formentera Lady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2014 at 17:43
Voted Duke, just above Abacab and ATTWT, in that order.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2014 at 22:42
Originally posted by richardh

I actually do like some of Abacab . Dodo/Lurker could be one of the best tracks Genesis ever recorded and I am aware there is a longer version and have heard it. Clearly they felt under pressure to leave behind their prog roots which is a shame really.
BTW Have you heard the Sound Of Contact album Nicholas? Think you may like it.


I heard this version once thanks to someone who posted in on this site. I think I didn't like the added minutes at the beginning of the song, but the ones at the end were great. Do you know if there's any way to get this version of the song?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2014 at 04:09
And Then There Were Three. Not absolutely sure that's outside the classic era really.. (post-Hackett I suppose).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2014 at 23:33
Nice to see DUKE being the favored in this poll. Glad I'm not the only one who sees and hears just how gargantuanly special this album is. Always a great listen from start to finish.
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