Selling England By The Pound (studio album) by Genesis

Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 127th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,154 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1973 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (34th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (127th)
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90/100
From 03/17/2022 19:53
Very good, very british sounding album, impressive instrumentals, generally great vocals.
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85/100
From 01/13/2022 08:59
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.
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From 12/03/2021 09:36
This is one of the great prog albums.
Firth of Fifth is so beautiful and gripping.
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From 11/07/2021 21:02
Suena bien. Pero no me convence totalmente
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From 07/12/2021 15:57
This album insists upon itself. Highlight: "After the Ordeal." Lowlight: "The Battle of Ebbing Forest."
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From 07/11/2021 15:39
sheer musical beauty
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From 05/03/2021 14:35
Stereo mix ruins it, but the original version is perfect
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From 04/19/2021 07:35
Very artistic and very English, the opening line says it all really. Most of it is wonderful. However, I've never really got The Battle Of Epping Forest, it's ponderously long and too wordy for me. My favourite is The Cinema Show and as a piece of music only bettered by the earlier Supper's Ready.
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From 02/14/2021 18:32
Pas forcément fan de la période Peter Gabriel mais c'est très bien fait, ça reste mon préféré de l'ère Peter Gabriel
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From 01/19/2021 19:17
Extremely creative, excellently produced and ultimately very memorable, Selling England by the Pound is in the top tier of Genesis albums.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
8. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
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