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Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation CD (album) cover




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2.55 | 1144 ratings

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1 stars I love Genesis! I grew up on the Phil Collins pop-era stuff, and as I later discovered progressive music, I came to appreciate the bands earlier material. But, I'd imagine like many others, the only reason I own this, the bands 1969 debut, is simply because it's Genesis.

Not because I like it.

But honestly, I really don't have the energy to bash 'From Genesis to Revelation'. Not much, anyway. It's just so 'not my thing' that I'm really not interested. None of the songs stand out to me, and this is literally music from a bygone era. The performances are fine and all, but the compositions themselves are just so flat and lifeless. They're mostly acoustic or orchestral pop songs, very simple structures and vocal patterns, and a huge lack of drums to give the tracks any energy.

It's kind of like a cross between the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, but nowhere near as good as either. Again, I love Genesis! But I just really don't care for this album.

Perhaps it's the lack of Phil Collins...? Yeah! That must be it! There's a bit of Phil Collins in everyone, and Genesis without Phil Collins... is just Genesis. And that's boring! Ah well... better things are just round the corner. Watch this space...

martindavey87 | 1/5 |


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