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ABACAB

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.56 | 1098 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Genesis, one of the bands i enjoy since i was 15, and this is the first album that i own by them way back in 1992. Well, this is one of those famous records that caused rage in the prog world in the early '80.

There are a couple of longer tracks Dodo/Lurker and Abacab the best tracks from this album, and the rest is around 5 minutes and a kind of mixt bags a la Phil Collins solo and music on Duke in a modern way, not band but not memorable.

Between 'Duke' and 'Abacab' PHIL had begun an extraordinarily successful solo career, and the fruits of his self-confidence are to be enjoyed here. Sure, most of what he's singing isn't up to much, but he does sing it well. His expression is unparalleled in progressive music, his enunciation is superb and his control outstanding, not to mention that he is among the best drummers ever. Not a bad album in my opinion, but don't reach the level of what they did in the '70. I guess 3 stars is fair, in fact this is much better then the next one from 1983 when they introduce drum machine and the sound is bad to the bone. 3 stars

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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