Genesis A Trick of the Tail
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menawati
February 11th 2014


16719 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

entangled is so good, especially the keyboard bits near the end

KILL
February 11th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea beautiful song

sonictheplumber
February 11th 2014


17540 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

robbery is sweet dude

sonictheplumber
February 11th 2014


17540 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

debating on whether i should 4 wind and wuthering probably not

KILL
February 11th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah i cant

KILL
February 14th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

how many times have marillion ripped off the part at 5:22 in squonk

smackiepipe
June 18th 2014


2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album, and was the very first CD I purchased back in the mid-80s.

beefshoes
July 8th 2014


8443 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is so underrated.

BMDrummer
July 25th 2014


15158 Comments


Good album

KILL
July 25th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ripples is god tier

KILL
July 25th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah some meh tracks on here and obv gabriel is superior but its def the last essential genesis album, well i spose wutherin but thats even worse

KILL
July 25th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

steve was gettin pushed out more and more tho, he does have amazing moments on this tho but as a whole, it aint up there with the classix

KILL
July 25th 2014


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea dude a lot of hacketts tunes were denied so he had to release it on his solo shit, dno why you'd not make the most of one of the best lead players ever

Fozzie
January 28th 2015


506 Comments


There are two big issues with this album. First are the vocals. Exit charismatic front-man Gabriel and enter humdrum Phil Collins on vocal duties. Gabriel was innovative, a great lyricist, and superb vocalist. Phil has his moments, but can't hold a candle to Peter.

The real downside to this album is that Steve Hackett is not is used to his full potential. Ripples is Hackett's only decent lead on the album and it's blended in with Tony Banks keys. There are no memorable guitar parts like Firth of Fifth, The Lamia, The Fountain of Salmacis, or Supper's Ready. Hackett's compositions were being ignored and he was being pushed out. If the guitar had more room to shine it would make this a better album.

Dance on a volcano is an excellent opener but there are some faults. First off I'll say that Phil actually gives a solid vocal performance, whereas every other song he fails to dramatize like Gabriel. The song has nice dynamics and energy with Banks, Rutherford, and Hackett killing it during the instrumental bit. Phil also shows off his drumming prowess all over the track. Now one problem with this song is that the lyrics are nowhere as good as they used to be - that actually goes for all the songs on the album. The second problem is Hackett is basically fighting with Tony's keyboards toward the end of the song.

Entangled is a solid acoustic ballad filled with 12-string guitars, nice harmonies, and a dramatic keyboard outro.

Squonk seems to get a lot of praise for being one of the 'heavier' songs off the album. Really though the song is a straightforward and simple rock song with cliche lyrics that plods on. The only highlights for me are Phil's vocals and drumming.

Mad Man Moon is the first bump in the road. Penned by Banks, it's a piano driven ballad that is way too long. Phil's tame vocals make the song even more boring. If 3 minutes were cut and Hackett had a solo it could have been better.

Robbery, Assault And Battery is comically awful. The pop influences are very song, despite underlying prog textures. Terrible track besides the guitar, bass, and mellotron interlude. Phil's vocals on this song are just irritating.

Ripples has some nice melodies and has one of Collins' better vocal performances. Hackett has a decent lead but once again it's buried under Tony Banks.

Title track is more pop than prog. Another stinker.

Los Endos is the instrumental album closer. It uses melodies from previous tracks and works well.

Frippertronics
Emeritus
January 28th 2015


19538 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Twelve years and you've contributed nothing worthwhile to the site, good job Foz.

Cygnatti
January 28th 2015


36103 Comments


I hope all of fozzie's 360 comments are these high tier not-sound-offs : )

JamieTwort
January 28th 2015


26988 Comments


At least he contributes more to this site than smae.

KILL
January 28th 2015


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

baboom

Gmork89
March 19th 2015


8727 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I have been trying to get into this era of music and I think this might be the first album that I really enjoy.

KILL
March 19th 2015


81580 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea its pretty accessible



you tried selling england?



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