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5 stars Quite possibly Genesis' best, this album does not have a single song that truelly is weak. Time Table and Horizons may not be such great tracks as the others, they still have touching melodies and beatiful harmonies - Horizons is a great acoustic guitar piece to listen to, Time Table is a more simple song but the piano that silently plays what Gabriel sung before is truelly excellent.

"Watcher Of The Skies" is a song with a superb mellotron opening, and although the vocals are a bit bland at times, they also get very good at certain moments (Do they play elsewhere/do they know more than their childhood games?). The backing music is more rhythmic and the organ doesn't really do much to me, but at other moments like the brief interlude it's put really good. The guitar in the ending is just terrific. 4.5/5

4/5 for Time Table

"Get 'Em Out By Friday" starts really good, with a very short walking bass line. Then the real main theme comes in which starts quite bad really, but when it ends you realise it's completely superb. The chorus is nice, the last few chords really add a desperate atmosphere to the song. It features different vocal styles by Gabriel, and in a certain quiet section near the end it reminds me a bit of "The Trial" of the Wall by Pink Floyd; there's a very deep, dominating voice and a squealy, high one. These two are followed by the best moment of the song, where "Jack Ordinary" is in the pub talking about Genetic Control's latest move. These lyrics bring forth a sort of apocalyptic view of the future, where "Genetic Control" is charge of almost everything. 4.5/5

"Can-Utility And The Coastliners" is an incredibly varying song for it's short length. The vocals are beatiful, and I love it how Gabriel is accompanied by a flute during "praise him, praise him". The vocals are repeated in the same manner after this, but the music is completely different. This is one of the best, and most varying songs ever. 5/5

3.5/5 for Horizons

Last there is Supper's Ready. This song is great, from beginning to start, and certain motives are repeated in other places quite subtely. I love the vocals on "Willow Farm" and they're what got me hooked. Gabriel's more raw vocals near the end are superb. 5/5


An absolute masterpiece.

Rosescar | 5/5 |


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