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SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

4.64 | 4039 ratings

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LSDisease
2 stars I remember my fascination with Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It was epic concept with lots of experiments, mood and tempo changes and of course fascinating story. Then I read somewhere that Selling England By The Pound is the best Genesis release and a must have for every progressive rock fan. The beginning of this story is great and I really thought it could be one of my favorite prog albums. Dancing With The Moonlight Knight... if progressive rock can kick it does with songs like that. And it's the only moment I can say something good about this release cos the rest is terribly boring. I couldn't believe when The Cinema Show last sounds said that's it. That's not enough. I don't get one thing. I mean before this album Genesis released pretty good album Nursery Cryme which is maybe not perfect but not so boring as this release. Everytime band tries to break thru some jazz rock convention it meets the wall. There's no chance for rock and roll vibe like Emerson Lake and Palmer's did in Karn Evil 9, no chance for bombastic rock impressions of that same Karn Evil 9. No chance for more vital improvisations. Just boring old fashioned rock strongly flavoured by jazz. Kill me but I'm not gettting it. Maybe people who grew up those days understand this vision. To me it's absolute waste of time.
LSDisease | 2/5 |

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