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NURSERY CRYME

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.42 | 3267 ratings

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FalconBleck
5 stars #10 Review

I wanted to do this album later or maybe at the end, because this is like my favorite from Genesis and that takes some of the point of making reviews right away, it's like hard to make a review where you're going to score everything perfectly, but this also doesn't take away from other songs that this band has produced.

This album is really important to me, it's one of the 4 albums i first listened from Genesis when it was love at first sight, it's incredible the power that this album portrays, the amount of emotions that it expresses and the technicality of it all, incredible sound at the time, it should've been number one everywhere.

As always i'll review by song.

1.- The Musical Box 10/10 This 10 minute piece goes everywhere and really changed my life the first time i heard it, this is one of the songs that made me get hooked with this band, how this song keeps building tension at every note and how eerie it feels at many times, representing the artwork of the cover, it's just an amazing experience, it's hard to pick a favorite part, but i want to point out that small part where the song goes pretty low in volume and where there it sounds like trumpets. This song made me travel in time, made me imagine lots of things dedicated to the lyrics and the cover art, it showed me a hole new perspective of a world that i never experienced and everything felt so real just by entering through my ears.

This. Song. Is. Genesis.

2.- For Absent Friends 10/10 A really abrupt change of pace, this song makes me miss all the friends that i've lost, there are none. I believe that this was the first song that Phil Collins ever sang completely.

3.- The Return of the Giant Hoghweed 10/10 And another abrupt change of pace, probably one of the most hardcore songs from the band, i can imagine the humans or whatever planing to destroy the Hoghweeds, and at the end i can see how they destroy an entire city, with that brutal final instrumental part. Shoutouts to that solo leading to the instrumental part played by Tony Banks, then Steve Hackett and finally all of them join.

4.- Seven Stones 10/10 Continuing with the abrupt change of paces in this album, this song is pretty melancholic, and it gets me pretty depressed. I imagine me being old and completely alone remembering people, and if i continue like this, i'm not far from that. Perfectly done atmosphere. I really hope that "by chance", more people will hear this music as i do.

5.- Harold the Barrel 10/10 Another abrupt change, this time for a more joke song, and contrary to all the other joke songs they make later, this one is the best of them all, really well made and another character for the Genesis Mythology. It's funny that they said a joke involving the BBC and then played this song live at the BBC. Interesting sad ending played by Tony Banks.

6.- Harlequin 9/10 Another change of pace, this one is pretty sweet and tranquil, it's a nice song but i really feel it like an average song, it feels like a song that should've been in Trespass, curiously enough, i don't know if this song was made back then, but i know that the first song in this album was. It's short but still a nice song, if the song where longer and the same, it could've gone down as far to a 7/10.

7.- The Fountain of Salmacis 10/10 And to end it, we went back and forth in change of paces, and i'm glad about that, this album could've made me really depressed or too excited. This song is pretty epic, and has an incredible solo where it really shows the strenght of all the members of the band.

This is the highest ranked album from me, scoring a 99/100 wich obviously translates into 5 stars, absolutely recommended, this album makes Genesis worth all... and other albums as well, obviusly, but this one is perfect.

FalconBleck | 5/5 |

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