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best genesis album imo

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Keep it Dark 7
Abacab 6
No Reply at All 4
Me and Sarah Jane 3
Dodo/Lurker 1
Who Dunnit? 1
Man on the Corner 1
Like it or Not 0
Another Record 0


emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 10 November 2014 22:53 (two years ago) Permalink

uh

keep it dark

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 10 November 2014 22:56 (two years ago) Permalink

No Reply, or maybe dodo/lurker or sarah Jane. Or Keep It Dark. There are one or two good b sides from the era.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

imo they're all gold

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:11 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKlQC2Vcz88

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:11 (two years ago) Permalink

ANYBODY LISTENING

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Title track for me.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

when you wake in the morning
wake and find you're covered in cellophane

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:33 (two years ago) Permalink

WAS IT YOU OR WAS IT ME?
OR WAS IT HE OR SHE?

Welcome To (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:36 (two years ago) Permalink

the affection i've developed for "who dunnit" is really unfortunate

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:43 (two years ago) Permalink

*endless gif of phil yelling "it's supposed to be a post-punk song you horrible dicks"*

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:43 (two years ago) Permalink

A very good friend calls me 'abacab' after this album + my first name. I should really give it more listens.

Walter MIDI (Crabbits), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:45 (two years ago) Permalink

it's a pretty odd, asymmetrical art pop album, clearly transitional between duke and the s/t but the prog/pop tension is never more rewarding than it is here

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:48 (two years ago) Permalink

All the singles got lots of album rock airplay when I listened in the eighties and nineties, even "Man on the Corner" and the Three Sides Live throwaway "Paperlate."

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:48 (two years ago) Permalink

"paperlate" rules

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:51 (two years ago) Permalink

it's just like a slightly less good "no reply at all"

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:51 (two years ago) Permalink

It is a difficult album to appreciate, let alone love, because it seems so deadset on not telling us things.

otm, and precisely why i love it

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Abacrab?

Phil's pronunciation of "Dodo ugly! so dodo must die!" has haunted me since childhood

fgti, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 01:30 (two years ago) Permalink

let us praise the song 'abacab'

^^^kinda surprised i hadn't drunkenly bumped that more often

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 01:56 (two years ago) Permalink

BTW, love "Paperlate," and also this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsV-1FDLTW0

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 02:17 (two years ago) Permalink

"No Reply At All" is such a tight arrangement.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 02:18 (two years ago) Permalink

I've never listened to this! Giving it a shot now.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 02:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I still recall the substantial emotional drop from my anticipating to finally hearing this record when it first dropped. I have more tolerance for it now but still find it to be lackluster and think the versions on Three Sides Live are superior. I also prefer most of the studio cuts on 3SL to abacab.

doug watson, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 02:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Want to say "Abacab" was also historic for how loud/high the drums were mixed, really setting the stage for the '80s.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:04 (two years ago) Permalink

plus that one bit is perfect air drumming

you know the one i mean

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:59 (two years ago) Permalink

I love this album. Voted "me and sarah jane" but it could have been almost anything else; I really like Keep it Dark!

akm, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 20:29 (two years ago) Permalink

paperlate isn't a throwaway either...it's as good as anything else on this record.

akm, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Voted Keep it Dark but really could have chosen anything here. Except maybe Dodo/Lurker, which is half awesome and half ridiculous-in-a-bad-way.

Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 03:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 17 November 2014 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Terrible album.

rising tones cross (anagram), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:01 (two years ago) Permalink

pfft

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:36 (two years ago) Permalink

"another record" deserved a vote

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:37 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

oh damn i started this thread, good job me

anyway i was listening to abacab today and thinking "wow, this record is amazing"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

hi Brad

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Some days I don't even mind "Who Dunnit?" as a sort of pallet cleanser.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:49 (one week ago) Permalink

"who dunnit" is fun imo

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:52 (one week ago) Permalink

"like it or not" and "another record" still deserved more votes than it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Feel better, Phil
https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/phil-collins2.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 June 2017 21:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I fucking love this record

or at night (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

one of my favorite records ever, how did i miss this thread when it happened! i thought i was the only one who liked "keep it dark"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:12 (one week ago) Permalink

This guy is the best, I love all his videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmX1QbYEnTU

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Keep It Dark really whups my behind with a belt

PaulTMA, Thursday, 15 June 2017 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

said this before on another Genesis thread, but I find it hard to believe that Mike R came up with the "No Reply" bassline. Not a genesis super-stan, so grain of salt when I say that I have never heard him play anything like that before or after…it sounds like they got Percy Jones to play fretted or Verdine White or someone… I'm sure MR could learn it and play it no sweat, but it doesn't seem like anything he did any other time…same for D Stuermer…

veronica moser, Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I agree. The dude in that video suspects the same. While Rutherford can totally play it, the EWF force is strong with this one.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

It's hard to imagine Rutherford as bassist yet he was in the Hackett years

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 June 2017 23:58 (one week ago) Permalink

He's not much of a guitarist, honestly.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 June 2017 00:05 (one week ago) Permalink

For that matter, in the early days Tony Banks often contributed classical guitar.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 June 2017 00:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I love this record inordinately, and agree with the near-certainty that neither Rutherford nor Stuermer would have come up with that line. Musta been a session d00d.

Phil's love of R&B was such that he probably just said "yeah, er, Mike, we're just gonna bring in some outside players to do some horn-stab overdubs. You can go out for tea if you like." And they smuggled a killer bassist in amongst the horn section. By the time it was mixed everyone knew what had happened but no one cared.

Even Rutherford could tell it was made of awesome, so he made not a peep. He just bought another pastel-colored linen suit and thought wistfully about major-seventh arpeggios.

croque monsoon (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 16 June 2017 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Been thinking about Phil a lot, a friend of mine finally tracked him down for an interview (out next week): http://www.thetrapset.net/bns-phil-collins-preview/

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 16 June 2017 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

I agree that he is a genius drummer.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 June 2017 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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