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Duke (album) by Genesis 

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Duke
Duke by Genesis (1980)
Overall rank: 1,191st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 270 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (27th)
Top albums of the 1980s (193rd)
Best albums of all time (1,191st)

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Duke is ranked 6th best out of 28 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 136 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,777.

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Members who like this album also like: A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd and The Wall by Pink Floyd.

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72/100 (from 270 votes)
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70/100
10/14/2018 00:59
47/100
 
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70/100
From corenfro 10/14/2018 00:59
Oh Duke... What a mixed bag to my ears. I want to like it a lot more. I was so excited after the first couple tracks.



Their crossover sound often comes close to working, with something that doesn't seem right that I can't pinpoint. "Man of our times" as example - there's not a bad part on the song it just feels awkward in some intangible way. It doesn't know if it wants to be a power ballad or some sort of soaring guitar driven anthem. "Turn it on again" gets closer. It's even more pop-oriented and a terrific track just on the verge of being this piece of perfection - great guitar and beat, great tune, a success for them trying to do this sound.



After listening to the production and mixing on "A Trick of the Tail" I can't help but this this feels like a downgrade. The remastered version of many tracks ("turn it on again", "duchess" & "misunderstanding", final track) pushes it closer as the mixing was off in so many places on the 1980 version.



At it's best it sounds like a catchy Genesis and at worst (most of the central portion of the album excluding "turn it on again") it is on the verge of sounding like ballad after ballad of 80's pop drivel. Of course it's still a Genesis album, it is far from shitting the bed, and it does sound unique in their discography. It could be that Genesis have these definitive prog rock records that are cohesive and I'm a victim of hearing those earlier records. Duke doesn't seem to ever get solid footing in any particular direction. Not that the music quality wavers that much but I just can't tell what it's trying to be as it wanders around awkwardly from track to track. It seems like several EP's smashed together into a record.



They come out at the end and drop 2 of some of the the most interesting and inventive songs I have heard from them. The celtic video-game like "duke's travels" blossoms to a climax 6 minutes in and goes so many places pretty seamlessly.



With "A Trick of the Tail" , "Selling England" or Lamb / Foxtrot etc my first thought was "I can't wait to use the next 3 hours of my life to re-listen to it again and again and discover all the little secrets" I didn't get that feeling with this one. Repeat listens were rewarding but I'd probably end up skipping tracks were I to repeatedly revisit after this. Maybe the lyrics are a bit more honest and less cliche-prog-rock - I probably undervalue lyrics more than most. Maybe Phil has a step on Gabriel on lyrics? Prog Rock has cheezy lyrics I've learned to live with it. Unless it's rush-level pseudo-philosophical-in-your-face to where it actively bothers my listening experience I don't mind.
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From joannajewsom 03/25/2018 16:34
One of their best albums tbh.
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From Jaymantheman 09/11/2017 04:37
I started listening to Phil Collins in 1984. My first real interest in music involved me going into his back catalogue and trying to pick and choose which Genesis albums to buy first, which lead to buying backwards from the Genesis (mama) album. Over the course of the next year or so, I eventually had most of their cassettes/vinyl, and then into Peter Gabriel. Yes, my first band I get hooked on, lead to different albums I loved at different times. Duke and Lamb were my go to albums most of the time. Although I rarely listen to all those albums anymore, I do remember playing them a ton.
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From junodog4 04/22/2017 15:25
I know for some, this is where Genesis took a turn to pop sell-outs, but I don't see that. I hear a band that has evolved, not better or worse, just different.
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From garycottier 06/19/2016 23:09
Edging towards a more straightforward pop sound with each album, duke, is still a very good record. It's really got nothing to do with the Peter Gabriel era anymore, but a band has to move on and I believe they went in the right direction. Turn it on again, is off course the most famous track but there are of plenty of other gems on offer here. Duke, proved that Genesis still had something to offer going into the eighties.
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95/100
From Rhett 05/22/2016 14:23
Some of the most appealing drum machine programming ever here with the Roland CR-78 in "Duchess". It's no "Lamb," but this is a great album.
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From Grimaticus 04/18/2016 22:30
When I first heard "turn it on again" I could not get over that riff, putting V over I in the bass. Great composition. Vocals are moving, Key tracks, Duchess, Heathaze
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From M42K0 02/10/2016 00:22
How does this album have lower rating than any of Adele's albums? Even lower than some Katy Perry and Rihanna albums..? Believe me, I'm a hardcore fan of all early Genesis albums (actually, if you look at my greatest albums chart, you'll see both Foxtrot and SEBTP in top 5), but the fact Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett left the bend doesn't NECESSARILY mean all their later albums are shit. Please, if you plan on giving less than 70-80 to this album, do me a favor and listen to it again. Just one more time. No, it's not an ultracomplex masterpiece of an album, but it surely is a very damn good one.
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From bojolpif71 01/31/2015 12:54
Genesis mode pop : pas le meilleur mais quand on est fan..
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From Garyf1972 10/11/2014 02:21
for me this is the album that has the perfect balance of the old 'Genesis' if you like and the catchy pop tunes that were to follow which paved the way to their success stand out tracks 'Turn it on Again','Misunderstanding'
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