Nursery Cryme (studio album) by Genesis

Nursery Cryme by Genesis
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 657th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 500 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1971 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (155th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (657th)
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Nursery Cryme is ranked 5th best out of 32 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 129 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,508.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.2/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 04/27/2021 14:38
What a way for the classic line up to stamp their mark...The Musical Box, an outstanding piece of music and storytelling. I only wish Stagnation had been done by this line up, even The Knife. For Absent Friends is a nice introduction to Phil and Steve, a kind of keep off the grass number and a theme Steve would revisit plenty on his solo work. Hogweed doesn't interest me. Another highlight is Seven Stones, the instrumental section is awesome. Harold The Barrel is a good story but I particularly like Harlequin and it's probably my favourite on the record. I love the harmonics and the pastoral shade it paints. Fountain is a great closer.
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From 01/29/2021 21:45
Vastly underrated album, it may not be their best but it is certainly their most consistent, no dud tracks here, Harold the Barrel is certainly not naive as mentioned elsewhere, it is about a depressed man taking his own life and the line about cutting off his toes and serving them in his restaurant is just an example of vicious rumours that are likely a cause of his depression, it is a brilliant track, highlight for me though is Seven Stones, that outro is just hairs on the back of your neck standing up excellent.
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From 01/19/2021 19:48
Very underrated. The Musical Box makes this album, it's a true masterpiece. Plus, The Fountain of Salmacis is excellent, and The Return of the Giant Hogweed a solid track.
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From 01/04/2021 14:34
The Musical Box is huge, one of their best, but the rest of the album doesn't reach the same heights.
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From 01/02/2021 19:29
With Phil Collins and Steve Hackett now in the band, Genesis have their classic line up. The songs are more advanced than Trespass. Though still a bit daft and story based, the ideas are interesting. The result is a little bit Paul McCartney ("Penny Lane", "Lady Madonna") and a little bit Bowie's first album, and a little bit 6th form naïve and primitive, such as "Harold the Barrel", a story of a restaurant owner who cut off his toes to serve to customers and then runs away - the story is told from the point of view of various people, the Man In The Street, the Lord Mayor, the British Public, etc, and it's all rather throw away. The songs that folks most focus on are "The Musical Box", which supplied the imagery for the album cover, and "The Return Of The Giant Hogweed". The album is quite keyboard forward and with pastoral, acoustic sounds melding with rockier and jazzy elements (supplied by the new members Collins and Hackett) it fits with the sound of the time, such as Aqualung (March 1971), Meddle (Oct 1971), Tarkus (June 1971), In The Land Of Grey And Pink (March 1971), and Fragile (Nov 1971), though lacks the confidence of those albums. It's a step forward from Trespass; Gabriel is gaining strength, and it is a pleasant album representative of its time, but is some way removed from essential listening.
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From 07/15/2020 02:07
A really solid album, though I don't think I like it quite as much as Trespass, as nothing quite hits the high of The Knife, and it's not as consistently good. Still, you can clearly tell that Genesis was refining its prog-rock sound in bushels, and the addition of Steve Hackett and Phil Collins to the ensemble only helped that. There are some standout tunes here, namely The Musical Box, The Return of the Giant Hogweed, and The Fountain of Salmacis, but it's clear that the best was yet to come.
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From 08/20/2019 21:54
A big step forward for Genesis with the arrival of Hackett and Collins and a sign of what was yet to come
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From 08/13/2019 23:46
A great album that was meant as the breaking in of Steve Hackett and Phil Collins. Musical Box, The Fountain of Salmaci are among the bands best stuff and are ultimately the tunes that make the album, with Hogweed, Seven Stones and Harold the Barrel being great jams overall. Harlequin and For Absent Friends are all right, but feel more like filler; and all the songs, with the exception of Harold the Barrel for some reason, suffer from muffled and inconsistent production. This album is still worth the listen and many people consider it their best, just not this guy.
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From 04/13/2019 18:52
Uno de los grandes discos de la era progresiva de Genesis. Destaco las 3 grandes épicas del álbum: The Musical Box, The Return Of The Giant Hogweed y The Fountain Of Salmacis.
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From 10/17/2018 22:07
Awesome album, as good as its predecessor. 9/10.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Tapestry by Carole King
11. Fragile by Yes
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
19. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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