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2.61 | 1292 ratings

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3 stars Abacab is where inspiration takes a dive for Genesis. Other than Me And Sarah Jane, Dodo/Lurker, and Keep It Dark, the rest of this album is mediocre at best (Who Dunnit? and Another Record) or deeply rooted in half-decent pop rock (No Reply At All, Abacab, Man on the Corner).

This is also the album that probably started allowing the band to buy mansions, fancy cars, and toasters that talk. I guess you can't blame them for sacrificing their art for more mullah. Besides, record companies at the time were really hammering down on the "dinosaurs" of the time to make hits or else.

Abacab was pretty much the end of Genesis' progressive rock period. I guess that point could be debatable, but Dodo/Lurker to me was the last truly progressive rock moment for Genesis. In future albums they would only show what many reviewers here call "prog tendencies."

I'm going to round up a 2.5 star rating to three stars only because of Dodo/Lurker. Not essential and chiefly for Genesis fans. If you can find it cheap, it's worth it for the three top songs mentioned in my first sentence above.

progaardvark | 3/5 |


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