Nursery Cryme (studio album) by Genesis

Nursery Cryme
Nursery Cryme by Genesis
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 694th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 451 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (161st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (694th)
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Nursery Cryme is ranked 5th best out of 29 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 138 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,067.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 451 votes)
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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 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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85/100
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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95/100
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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From 09/21/2018 21:27
The musical box is probably the greatest storytelling song ever made. Fountain of Salmacis is also extremely atmospheric and has an amazing plot to it. All in all a very nice, dark, and strange collection of fairy tale rock and roll mixed with classical folk tunes.
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70/100
From 08/31/2018 21:58
This one seems to get better for me upon repeated listens. Stand outs:

The Musical Box
The Fountain of Salmacis
Harold the Barrel
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85/100
From 01/20/2018 16:50
This album is certainly less consistent than some of Genesis' other Peter Gabriel-era albums, but it still has some masterpieces.
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90/100
From 10/01/2017 10:27
The first Genesis album I bought and still my favourite. Mellotron all over it which mixes superbly with the rest of the instruments. An album which needs to be listened to as a whole to fully appreciate.
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From 06/28/2017 20:26
i like this more than england
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