Genesis (United Kingdom, 1969-1997)

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Country United Kingdom
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13 years ago
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1969-1980 Rock
1981-1983 Pop
1986-1997 Rock
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8.2 x29
English/British Epic Minimalistic Prog Rock/Independent
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94 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, four users rate it lower. 74 users think it is prog, three users think it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 152 studio tracks by Genesis.
Track durations range from 33s to 22m 58s, averaging at 5m 21s with a standard deviation of 2m 36s.
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974
9.9
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
The Greatest Album of Gabriel's era (IMO). One the best "Concept" album of all times.They find their abilities and reach to peak of their music style. You start a amazing trip when you start to listening to this album. "In the cage" , "The Carpet Crawlers" , "The Colony of Slippermen"... WOW this album is a MASTERPIECE.
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Review by Lofcaudio 6 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - Selling England by the Pound 1973
7.7
Prog Rock
The Good, Bad and the Average

The Good: Firth of Fifth and The Cinema Show

While these two songs are very solid, they do not make this album a masterpiece. "Firth of Fifth" is the third song and showcases some nice instrumentation in the way of keyboards early and guitar late. Banks and Hackett showcase their skills rather nicely in this song and the overall effect is impressive. "The Cinema Show" is an epic which weaves a nice story with a melody that never bores or gets old. The whole band contributes nicely with Gabriel doing some emotive singing which adds some texture to the work.

The Average: Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, I Know What I Like, More Fool Me, After the Ordeal

"Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" starts off well but seems to drag about midway through the song. In my humble opinion, it is long only for the sake of being long. Good progressive rock songs should capture your attention and not let go. This song just doesn't do that for me. After about three minutes, I am ready for the next song, which is..."I Know What I Like" has a catchy melody and is fun to sing along with, but it does not grab my imagination. So while I am glad that the day has broken on the "Moonlit Knight" with this song, I am already looking ahead to the aforementioned "Firth of Fifth". "More Fool Me" showcases Collins' vocals nicely. But other than that, it is a pretty forgettable love (pop?) song which really slows the pace coming in right after "Firth of Fifth." "After the Ordeal" is basically an intermission piece stuffed between the two eleven-minute epics on this disc. It is so forgettable in ... -> show full review
Review by Lofcaudio 6 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - Foxtrot 1972
7.6
Prog Rock
While there is some very good music on this album, I just don't see it as being amazing as most prog enthusiasts will tell you . I refuse to agree with the majority that "Supper's Ready"� is one of the best epics ever. In my opinion, it's dull and offers very little substance� both lyrically and musically. I think that "Can-Utility and the Coastliners" is the highlight� of the album, with "Time Table" and "Horizons" offering some good stuff in smaller� packages. "Watcher of the Skies" kicks things off and is the poster child for the mellotron, but otherwise doesn't do much for me. It starts off slowly and never� seems to go anywhere. "Get 'em Out By Friday" is fun and is a nice change of pace on� this album. While I like this album, I cannot in good conscience say it is one of the best ever . Ho-hum.
Comment by Semprini 6 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Selling England by the Pound 1973
9.3
Prog
One of the best ever. Hackett and Banks were the kings of this era for sure. All four long tracks are stellar, unique compositions, while the shorter tracks are very nice to listen to. Firth of Fifth is the highlight here
Comment by lazland 8 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Duke 1980
9.5
English/British Symphonic Technical Prog Rock
One of the finest commercial prog albums ever made. A pleasure to listen to, which still grows on me after all these years.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Duke 1980
8.2
Prog Rock
This really is a great album that is very progressive! It is too often judged by the two radio hit songs, but the rest of the album is excellent, more commercial, prog rock.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Trespass 1970
8.9
Symphonic Prog Rock
This was the second album from Genesis, and the last with guitarist Anthony Phillips. This really is an underrated gem with some great Genesis moments. The production isn't very good, but for 1970 it isn't horrible, and the excellent music makes up for it.
Comment by J-Man 9 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Foxtrot 1972
9.9
Symphonic Prog Rock
This really is one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time. By this time, Genesis had just begun to perfect their formula, and create such a masterpiece that would never be topped by them again. Highly recommended to any symphonic prog fan!
Review by tribeca 9 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974
10.0
English/British Epic Prog Rock
Don't be scared of this album. The lyrics can be deconstructed in a couple of different ways. Exploring identity and the choices we make in life is the simple one but there are many references to classic literature as well. In all probability, like a David Lynch film, there can be many meanings to many people. I don't think you could ever describe it as difficult or ambiguous though and aside from the improvisation of 'The Waiting Room' the album defines the art of the concept ideology in a way that releagates Topographic Oceans to skimming the surface.

Don't get me wrong Topographic Oceans is a 10/10 album but obviously pretentious. The Lamb is the godfather of punk in it's realism. Look at the imagery and tell me PG wasn't 4/5 years ahead of his time with the RAEL depiction.

Side 4 is my preferred returning point with Colony of Slippermen, Riding The Scree, In The Rapids being possibly my favourite section of music of all time.
Comment by atticthought 10 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Genesis 1983
8.2
Prog Album Oriented Rock
Underappreciated follow up to Abacab, Solid 80's Genesis sound.
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - When In Rome 2007 2008, DVD
9.5
Prog-Related Rock
Live video documenting Genesis' "Turn it on again" tour. Starts out rather shaky with a very weak version of "Turn it on again", but after "no Son of Mine" things start to roll. Especially the longer songs and medleys work well and even some of the ghastly pop tunes from the late 80s are actually quite decent in the live versions on this DVD.
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Comment by mpomy 10 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974
9.7
Essential listening - a benchmark
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - Live at Wembley Stadium 2003, DVD
9.4
Prog-Related Rock
Generally a great live DVD which brilliantly captures how good Phil Collins was at interacting with the audience. Most of the songs are very well performed, although some a a bit weak... and perhaps Mike Rutherford should have stuck to his bass in stead of the guitar, but nevermind that. It's also interesting to note that the longer semi-progressive songs of the Genesis of the 80s work much better live than the shorter ones.
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Comment by Time_Signature 10 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Nursery Cryme 1971
9.9
Prog Rock
A must-hear classic within prog rock.
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
GenesisMyspace.com - Genesis 1983
7.9
Non-Prog Pop
This is, in my book at least, the first really poppy album from Genesis, "Duke" being generally proggish and "Abacab" being in many ways too minimalistically weird to be considered pop proper. "Genesis" contains a lot of tunes that don't appeal much to me, which doesn't mean that they are objectively bad tunes of course. There are, nonetheless, four really great tunes on this one, "Mama" with its dark athmosphere and slow build-up being the most iconic one. While not super comple, "Home by the Sea - Second Home by the Sea" is nonetheless a long tune, which contains lots of interesting musical elements, really weird lyrics and quite catchy vocals. Lastly, there's the forgotten gem "Silver Rainbow" which is almost fairy-tale-like musically. I'd say these four songs are worth buying the whole album for.
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GenesisMyspace.com - Abacab 1981
8.8
Non-Prog Rock
Criticized by many as being Genesis' worst album ever, "Abacab" actually isn't that bad - there's actually only one bad song on it. The album's minimalistic but this seems almost experimental given the otherwise complex music Genesis had produced up until that point.
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Comment by Time_Signature 11 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - We Can't Dance 1991
8.3
Non-Prog Rock
Apart from a bunch of really ghastly ballads, this album is actually not as bad as many Phil-bashers make it out to be.
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GenesisMyspace.com - A Trick of The Tail 1976
9.3
Prog Rock
among the best Genesis albums, "Trick of the Tail" contains great tracks like "Dance on a Volcano", "Entangled", "Squonk", "Robbery, Assault and Battery" and the legendary "Los Endos". Do yourself a favor and buy this one.
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Comment by Time_Signature 11 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Duke 1980
9.1
Prog-Related Rock
This album is a great entry into the 1980s and it's probably the last timeless Genesis album. It contains some great tunes, especially "Turn it on Again" which manages to be progressive and commercial at the same time.
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Comment by Time_Signature 11 years ago
GenesisMyspace.com - Invisible Touch 1986
9.1
Prog-Related Rock
Okay, this album is not too progressive and it's quite poppy, but that doesn't make it a bad album. There are several interesting, uplifting, and thought-provoking pop/rock songs on this album.
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