Selling England By The Pound (studio album) by Genesis

Selling England By The Pound
Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 131st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,090 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1973 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (34th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (131st)
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Genesis - Selling England by the Pound - vinyl LP - EX
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GENESIS (UK) - SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND [REMASTER] USED - VERY GOOD CD
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84/100 (from 1,090 votes)
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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 82.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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From 5 days ago
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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85/100
From 01/14/2021 18:58
Álbum muito consistente. A bateria está demais!
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From 01/04/2021 16:55
Their most solid and consistent throughout.
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From 07/22/2020 04:33
In my mind, unquestionably Genesis' finest hour. The opening trio alone puts almost any other prog band to shame, but the rest of the album is astonishing as well. There are simply no weak tracks here. There would be flashes of excellence just as great as this later on (In the Cage, Carpet Crawlers, Squonk, etc.), but no record that Genesis recorded was ever as consistently great as this one. A must-listen for any fan of prog rock or rock in general.
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90/100
From 07/10/2020 16:34
Very good stuff from beginning to the end. I like The first track and also Firth of FIve. Astonishingly there is a theme for the whole album. I say favorable and listenable.
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From 06/03/2020 10:43
One of the best records of all the times.
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From 05/24/2020 10:50
Selling England by the Pound was classic Genesis hitting on all cylinders, and the band put together a completely original and musically superior album like no other. Although it would pale in comparison to the commercial success of the band’s pop-oriented 1980s album, it nearly topped the charts in the UK, which was a big deal at the time. But where there album shines is artistically, and on this front it belongs on the list of best ever.
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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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