A Trick Of The Tail (studio album) by Genesis

A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 525th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 530 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1976 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (122nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (525th)
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Genesis bestography

A Trick Of The Tail is ranked 4th 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 126 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,558.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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79/100 (from 530 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.4/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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From 01/20/2022 02:05
Wow, what a statement from a band that most people had written off after Pete's departure. It's strong, melodic, madrigal and mystical. Almost full marks. The highlights are in the playing and the vocals.
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From 01/18/2021 01:39
The underrated masterpiece of Genesis. Perfect balance between Gabriel's era and Collins' era.
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65/100
From 01/04/2021 14:56
Coming up with this without Gabriel was a great achievement, but still a bit weaker than their classic stuff.
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From 07/15/2020 02:06
While perhaps A Trick of the Tail is not Genesis' best album (that award goes to Selling England by the Pound), it should be regarded as their crowning achievement. The fact that they put out an album this amazing immediately after Peter Gabriel left is nothing short of astonishing. So many wonderful themes on this album: the need to succeed under pressure (Dance on a Volcano), the longing to be somewhere else (Mad Man Moon), dealing with one's inhibitions and fears (Squonk), being grateful for what you have (A Trick of the Tail), the impermanence of beauty (Ripples), it's all incredible. And this is backed up with some of the finest musicianship ever from the quartet of Collins, Banks, Rutherford and Hackett. This is one of Genesis' most towering achievements and a slice of prog perfection that any fan of the genre should indulge in.
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90/100
From 03/06/2020 22:11
Possibly the most consistent late-stage prog album along with Moving Pictures, Collins showed that he could fill the gaping hole left by Gabriel's departure and still come out with a fantastic prog record.
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From 01/10/2020 19:47
My favorite post Gabriel release. Dance on a volcano, Squonk & Los Endos are top tracks however the entire album is really good.
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From 08/30/2019 11:52
Excelente álbum que une o virtuosismo com o radiofônico! Brilhante!
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From 08/21/2019 02:20
There is still plenty of talent here and awesome performances despite Gabriel being gone. I just feel the songs were lacking a bit with some exceptions, and Phil Collins doesn't have as much charisma or power as Gabriel, and I actually enjoy his singing on the later pop albums personally. Something about this crystal clean and direct voice doesn't gel well with the crazy prog stuff going on, I think Peter was able to add to the music's intensity and wackiness very well, and changing up his style in songs, whereas Phil just sounds like he is towing the line and giving the same kind of delivery in every song. Nonetheless it's still an impressive album and showed that the band could continue and it's still worth checking out. The first two and the last three tracks are the best, with the middle section just feeling a bit too homogeneous and dragged out. This is the 2nd best Phil Collins era album behind Duke IMO. Nothing they did will ever match the Peter Gabriel era though, again, IMO.
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From 08/20/2019 22:10
A great transitional album between the pop and prog era Genesis and a highly underrated one at that.
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From 09/21/2018 21:29
I feel like this was a sort of return to their archaic storytelling mode after the craziness of the Lamb and Peter's departure. Entangled and Ripples are both infinitely lovely, and Los Endos is very unique, quite unlike any other Genesis song.
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