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5 stars At first, I was not a fan of Genesis at all. Still, I bought this album (as it was cheap) and so it has become my first Genesis album. The first time I listened to it, I put on the "Battle of Epping Forest" as I vaguely recalled someone claiming it was good.

Big mistake.

However, a month or so later, "Firth of Fifth" completely grabbed me with its sublime piano. Not much longer, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight took over my aural surroundings. Some of the other tracks are very skip-worthy (I Know What I Like, More Fool Me, Epping Forest), not because they're bad, but because they aren't as good as the others.

After the Ordeal is a short instrumental break that sounds very good.

The Cinema Show seems like a failed attempt of recreating Supper's Ready, but after the first 5-6 minutes this song because terribly praiseworthy.

And Aisle of Plenty is the epilogue, which copies the prologue from Dancing with the Moonlit Knight in a not-so-subtle way but still is effective.

Get this one if you don't have it, and get Foxtrot too.

Rosescar | 5/5 |


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