Selling England By The Pound (studio album) by Genesis (UK)
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Selling England By The Pound is ranked as the best album by Genesis (UK).
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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 84.0/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.
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This is one of the true masterpieces of the prog rock genre. To start with the negatives, this isn't a perfect album as it does have a couple flaws such as the elongation of The Battle Of Epping Forest. However, none of these flaws hold it back significantly and for the most part they are people picking out tiny details that aren't really important. Then there are the positives of this album which is pretty much all of it. Musically, it is absolutely stunning with some of the arrangements on here completely blowing my mind every time I revisit this release. Then there is the instrumentation which is a marvel with this record having some of the greatest prog guitar and drum work I have ever heard. They then build upon this with a diverse array of instruments which are all performed beautifully and add such depth to the music. Their layering is fantastic as well with there being so much for us to explore and discover about the music on here. Then there is the songs as a whole which are beautiful compositions with the peak of this being The Cinema Show and Firth Of Fifth. Finally, you add on top an outstanding vocal display from Peter Gabriel and then you have a cohesive, fulfilling masterpiece that only gets better the more times you hear it. Overall, this is a phenomenal record and it deserves all the praise it receives as it is truly one of the greatest albums of all time.
Just some amazing rock arrangements. Unlike anything else; uniquely excellent
Maybe my favorite album from maybe my favorite band. So much variation on one record where every instrument gets to shine. A true prog classic for anyone!
Very good, very british sounding album, impressive instrumentals, generally great vocals.
I like prog. There are all kinds of variations. Seems like I'm more the Yes, King Crimson and Pink Floyd type.
I do like this album. But I don't love it. It feels self-important.
Having said this, there are highlights on this for sure. I especially like Firth of the Fifth and The Cinema Show.
This is one of the great prog albums.
Firth of Fifth is so beautiful and gripping.
Suena bien. Pero no me convence totalmente
This album insists upon itself. Highlight: "After the Ordeal." Lowlight: "The Battle of Ebbing Forest."
sheer musical beauty
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