Wind & Wuthering (studio album) by Genesis

Wind & Wuthering by Genesis
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 1,207th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 336 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1976 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (257th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,207th)
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Wind & Wuthering is ranked 7th best out of 33 albums by Genesis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Genesis is Selling England By The Pound which is ranked number 127 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,883.

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85/100
From 08/26/2022 14:31
One of Genesis' underrated albums. For me, it is on the same level as A Trick of the Tail. Sometimes I even find it a little better.
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90/100
From 08/18/2022 06:12
Not quite as good as Trick of the Tail from earlier in 1976 but still a very good album!
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From 07/30/2022 15:05
Album Rating: 61.22
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1.Eleventh Earl Of Mar. 56
2.One For The Vine. 58
3.Your Own Special Way. 56
4.Wot Gorilla? 55
5.All In A Mouse's Night. 51
6.Blood On The Rooftops. 76
7.Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers... 67
8....In That Quiet Earth. 56
9.Afterglow. 76
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70/100
From 04/02/2022 09:49
I find this album to be quite forgettable and every time I revisit it I struggle to recall the high points of the music. Bar a few tracks, most songs just pass the time and don't really captivate me. This makes it feel like a long 50 minutes. Having said this, there is still quite a lot to love about this record when you put it on. There is some phenomenal and diverse instrumentation basically on every song. The more delicate acoustic guitar moments are the ones that I always favour when I am listening. Phil Collins is just as good as ever as well and his vocal delivery is amazing on most of the tracks. However, some songs are far too elongated and conclude far past their natural finishing point which leaves us waiting for the next song to start. Overall, a record that I enjoy every time I play it but nothing grabs me on the album and keeps pulling me back, it is definitely worth a listen though.
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90/100
From 01/22/2021 10:47
I never seem to pick this album out as one of my go to Genesis albums if I wanted to stick something on the turntable. However, when I play it I'm immediately hooked. It's not as daring or as dynamic as A Trick Of The Tail but there are still some great moments. I've always had a soft spot for Eleventh Earl Of Mar. My standout has to be One For The Vine, I love Phil's vocals and the playing by all is top notch. Afterglow is definitely better live with its purple lights, dry ice and all.
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95/100
From 07/27/2020 21:20
A very good ending to the prog era of Genesis. As is typical of Genesis, Wind & Wuthering features fantastic instrumention, spearheaded by Banks' keyboard and synthesizer work. Still, it can't help but feel like a little bit of a disappointment after the fantastic A Trick of the Tail, Genesis' first release after the departure of Peter Gabriel. A Trick of the Tail just knocks it out of the park with instrumentation and deep, meaningful, cleverly-written lyrics, whereas Wind & Wuthering is almost as impressive instrumentally but lacking a bit more in the lyrics category. That doesn't mean it's not worth listening to. It's an absolutely fine addition to the Genesis catalog, featuring excellent songs like Eleventh Earl of Mar, One for the Vine, Afterglow, Your Own Special Way and the crown of the album, Blood On the Rooftops. It's consistently good, it's just that the highlights aren't as high as those on its predecessor. All in all, a very nice way to end the band's four-piece era, as Steve Hackett departed shortly after its release.
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80/100
From 08/21/2019 02:42
A beautiful and great album, but not necessarily memorable save the two songs that were meant to be catchy. It's definitely an album that is greater than the sum of it's parts, and should be listen to all the way through. I see it as equal in terms of quality and enjoyment to Trick of The Tail; which means, paired together, this is the closest the band got to matching the prog rock greatness of the Peter Gabriel era, but still some up short for me personally. You have less of Steve Hackett's influence and more of Tony Banks, which isn't necessarily bad, but Genesis works best when the band members have equal distribution of their talents and songwriting. I really think the band worked better as a pop rock group with Phil Collins in the front, rather than trying too hard to retain their Prog Gods status. The best song for me is In That Quite Earth.
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85/100
From 02/09/2019 18:51
Autumnal. A grower of an album.
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85/100
From 09/24/2018 23:32
One of the most underrated Genesis albums alongside And Then There Were Three and Trespass. Requires more time and repeated listens than A Trick Of The Tail for it to really “sink in,” but it’s fantastic when you finally start to get into it. It also has a very rich, atmospheric, romantic, classical sound that bridges the band’s prog and pop eras quite nicely. If they took out “All In A Mouse’s Night” and replaced that song with the buried forgotten gem “Inside And Out”, this would’ve been a near perfect record. My favorite release in their catalogue with Phil Collins at the mic.
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80/100
From 06/20/2016 16:14
Another strong Genesis album. Wind and Wuthering, isn't quite as instantly memorable as, trick of the tail, but repeated listens brings out it's sense of mystery and wonder. Nice album.
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