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2.76 | 1154 ratings

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3 stars It got better!

After the disastrous Abacab album, could Genesis bounce back? Well, they certainly didn't ever return to the lofty peaks they reached in the 70's. But this self-titled album was surely an improvement over Abacab and also a much stronger album than the subsequent Invisible Touch.

Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea is indeed an excellent and quite progressive song that quickly (and rightly) became a live favourite. Mama too is quite good and better than anything from Abacab. Silver Rainbow is enjoyable too with a nice melody and nice keyboard sounds. An album with only three very good songs might not seem like a good deal, but Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea offers 11 minutes of the most progressive music Genesis did during the 80's. Mama runs for close to seven minutes and some of the other songs are quite acceptable.

There are, however, some weak and annoying moments here too. Illegal Alien is one of them and constituted the worst of the lot. Still, this album is overall better than both the previous and the subsequent one and deserves a higher rating for the better moments.

Recommended, but not an essential release for all Prog fans

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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