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ABACAB

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.61 | 1292 ratings

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greenback
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3 stars Genesis really reached the bottom of insignificance here, so that it is very hard for me to review one of the worst albums from my favorite progressive rock band. What makes this album bearable are the many present hits like "No reply at all", which contains catchy & urban horns sections, and "Man on the corner", which could easily be mistaken for a Phil Collins's song. The recipe to be popular is pretty well succeeded here, so that this record is absolutely not progressive at all.

The "Abacab" track is a total flop, as reveal the repetitive hammering of the drums and the very insignificant & minimalist keyboards. Just listen to "Who Dunnit?" and you will understand why this track is among the worst ones made by Genesis: however notice the similitudes with modern House music! "Me and Sarah Jane" is one of the best track on this record, especially the brief, ethereal & floating bit full of colorful keyboards. "Keep it dark" has a VERY repetitive & alienating rhythm pattern, and again here, Tony Banks is just in a lethargic state! "Dodo/Lurker" has good electric guitar notes in the intro, but unfortunately, it does not last at all! "Like it or not" is one of the rare tracks that have a decent melody. Many bits on this record still have the "Duke" sound. "Another record" contains good rhythmic electric piano, and it is also the case for some tracks on this record. I find this record better than Mike Rutherford's "Acting very strange".

greenback | 3/5 |

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