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Mellotron Storm
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2 stars Thankfully this doesn't happen a lot, reviewing an album that I don't really like knowing my rating isn't going to be very popular with my peers. I love GENESIS, but out of their 15 studio albums I rank this at number 10. As I write this review "Wind And Wuthering" is ranked number 7 on this site out of the 15 studio albums. So right in the middle. On another site that ranks albums it's ranked 6 out of the 15 studio albums.Yes I know my feelings about this record are in the minority but this is one of the most boring records I have ever listened to in my life. I prefer the self titled album from 1983 over this one because at least Collins isn't afraid to actually sing on that one and that record is much more dynamic with more variety.There is no accounting for taste right ? Haha.

"Eleventh Earl Of Mar" really gets going a minute in with the pulsating keys from Banks.The song changes 4 minutes in as we get some atmosphere before it returns to the original melody. There is mellotron on this track as well. "One For The Vine" is a mellow song with reserved vocals and piano leading the way. Mellotron rolls in after 4 minutes as things get really quiet. The tempo picks up again but it continues to change.

"Your Own Special Way" is an ok ballad. No it's actually not okay. "Wot Gorilla ?" is a short instrumantal with lots of synths. "All In A Mouse's Night" is a keyboard led song that is ok. The mellotron is a nice touch. "Blood On The Rooftops" is a song I just do not like. I mean I like the classical guitar and mellotron, but overall it does nothing for me. "Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepless..." and "...In That Quiet Earth" are instrumentals that blend into each other, I prefer the second song especially the guitar. "Afterglow" is a nice song.

This record doesn't appeal to my senses at all, neither does it touch my emotions. But hey, it's GENESIS !

Mellotron Storm | 2/5 |


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