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VACUUM

The Watch

 

Neo-Prog

3.95 | 205 ratings

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rjeffreyr
4 stars I had heard this CD described as the best album Genesis never did. I won't quite go that far, but clearly classic Genesis is their first and biggest influence. Simone Rosetti sounds uncanily like a young Peter Gabriel. Some of Sttore Salati's guitar rifts sound like they came straight from Steve Hackett. The quality of the playing is outstanding. They don't sound exactly like classic Genesis to me, maybe more of how Genesis might have evolved had they not lost Gabriel and Hackett, and didn't evolve into more of a pop-commercial band. Also, the music of the Watch is not as melodious as that of Genesis. Wonderland, Shining Bald Heads, Out of the Land and The Vacuum are all excellent songs. The entire CD is extremely good and is very enjoyable. I would highly rcommend it, and any fan of classic Genesis will truly enjoy this CD. However,even though it is very enjoyable, the music is not original enough, and is too Genesis derivative to give it 5 stars.
rjeffreyr | 4/5 |

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