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quote:Originally posted by J2ME: Supper's Ready Firth of Firth The Carpet Crawlers The Fountain of Salmacis I Know What I Like(In Your Wardrobe)
I'd agree with all that lot, plus chuck in...
The Musical Box Watcher Of The Skies Dance On A Volcano Squonk In The Cage Behind The Lines Afterglow The Cinema Show The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway It Can Utility And The Coastliners Turn It On Again
....and pretty much every other song up to 'Mama'
It all started to go a bit wrong after that
Looking at the rest of the choices, you can certainly see which ones of us are on which side of the Atlantic!
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I'm a Genesis fan from way back - I first became aware of the band in the '80's, probably around the time Genesis (1983) came out. Recently, I've gone back and re-listened to many of their albums - here is my review of some of them, in my order of preference:
Duke (1980): Quite simply superb- this album is a true masterpiece in every sense of the word. This seems to be a 'concept' album in that it tells the "story" of the lonely main character (Duke?!); from the opening "Behind the Lines" to "Duchess" to "Man of Our Times", then to the pop songs "Misunderstanding" and "Turn it on Again" (possibly my favorite Genesis song) to the wistful "Alone Tonight" and "Cul-de-sac", this album is very strong from beginning to end. IMHO, this is one of the top ten best rock/pop/prog albums of the 1980's.
Genesis (1983): Incredible. From the disturbing but brilliant "Mama" to the radio-hit "That's All", to the politically incorrect "Illegal Alien", to the fast-paced "Just a Job to Do", this is an amazing album, and it's probably around this time that I first started hearing the band on the radio.
Abacab (1981): Excellent album, from the long opener "Abacab", to "No Reply at All", "Keep it Dark", and the poignant "Man on the Corner".
Invisible Touch (1986): Probably their most commercially successful album for good reason - these were songs that sounded great on the mainstream radio stations. Even now, I still appreciate "Invisible Touch", "Land of Confusion", "In too Deep", and "Anything She Does", etc. - and, "The Brazilian" is an amazing acoustic song. However, IMHO this album doesn't hold a candle to their earlier '80's work.
At one time, I also owned the post-Peter Gabriel and pre-Duke albums, i.e. Wind and Wuthering, Then There were Three, etc. Though I thought these were alright and listened to them in their entirety several times, I couldn't get into them that much. Maybe I would have felt differently if I had listened to them when they first came out.
Also at one time, I owned many of the Peter Gabriel-era Genesis albums, i.e. Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies down on Broadway, etc. I also really tried to get into these and listened to them several times - but, while I appreciated them for their artistic merit, for some reason I couldn't "get" them.. Again, I'm guessing I would have felt differently if I had heard them when they were first released. Also, note that I'm a huge fan of Peter Gabriel's independent work - IMHO Gabriel's So album (1986) is (along with Duke) one of the best top ten rock/pop/prog albums of the 1980's.
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