Foxtrot (album) by Genesis
In total, there are 24 music albums by Genesis which appear in the greatest album charts and Foxtrot is NOT ranked as the best. The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 166 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,433.
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Foxtrot track list
|1.||Watcher Of The Skies||84/100 (36 votes)|
|2.||Time Table||79/100 (25 votes)|
|3.||Get 'Em Out by Friday||80/100 (23 votes)|
|4.||Can-Utility And The Coastliners||81/100 (24 votes)|
|5.||Horizons||80/100 (25 votes)|
|6.||Supper's Ready||87/100 (45 votes)|
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This album changed my life. I made me start my first band when I was 15 years old. Still doing it 40 years later!
It has to be right up there because of Supper's ready. The final section makes your hair stand on end. Watcher of the Skies contains the finest mellotron sound ever. I also love Canutility and the Coastliners - beautiful piano sound.
Nursery Cryme saw Genesis forging an identity; Foxtrot, in turn, shows the evolution of that identity. This album is a logical offshoot of Nursery Cryme - more confident, majestic, and grandiose. It's not as raw and goofy, which may be a good or a bad thing.
The songs are very dramatic; Watcher of the Skies sets the tone right away with its sweeping mellotron intro. It might be one of the ten best album-openers ever.
"Epic" is a valid adjective for Foxtrot; Get 'Em Out By Friday is a mini rock opera that manages to tell one of the most comprehensible (and succinct) stories in prog, and Supper's Ready is a magnum opus inspired by the Book of Revelation among many other things. You can't get more epic than that. The album has its occasional lapse; sometimes it can get a little -too- soft, and the production is suspect, but everything else is spot on.
My favourite Genesis album. It's an incredible record. From the big 'Watcher of The Skies' Mellotron chords to 'Supper's Ready' this album is one of the finest examples of music achievement. And 'Horizons' is wonderful. The perfect intro for 'Supper'.
Foxtrot is known for the prog-monolith "supper's ready", an ever-changing, winding tale of the fight between good and evil clocking in at 23 minutes which would provide an early inkling that genesis was capable of an album like the lamb where "Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly.
The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand.". Genesis would never create another song as extensively-great as "supper's ready", although you can argue that it's a suite of songs. My favorite parts are when "Narcissus is turned to a flower" and the ensuing trip to "willow farm" "to look for butterflies, flutterbyes, gutterflies" where "There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag, / he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag. / The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg, / the egg was a bird." to the "ALL CHANGE!" moment and the mom-and-dad phonetic rhyming. "watcher of the skies" and "get 'em out by friday", two of the other 5 songs, are also among some of the best stuff genesis has ever recorded. "watcher of the skies" rocks out taking on creationism and fate and the possible destruction of mankind. Phil's drumming is masterful. "get 'em out by friday" is set at an apartment complex all hung up on capitalism and maximizing profit with some witty lyrics, like when genetic control states "It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on humanoid height." and joe ordinary says "It's said now that people will be shorter in height, / they can fit twice as many in the same building site." Gabriel emotes the plaintive pleas of evicted tenants well. "can-utility and the coastliners" has a masterful, collaborative instrumental passage, but instrumental "horizons" is underwhelming.
My favorite of them. Kind of a niche album. This is Genesis at its most creative before the recipe crystallized. Their next album "Selling England by the Pound" is the blueprint for the neo-prog of the 80`s.
Watcher of the Skies is one of the grandest opening tracks of all time. That's the track that made me an instant fan.
Perfect middle ground between the streamlined accessibility of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and the occasionally overbearing artiness of Selling England By The Pound. A good starting place for anyone looking to get into "serious" prog.
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