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- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
- Selling England by the Pound
- Invisible Touch
- Wind & Wuthering
- ...And Then There Were Three...
- A Trick of the Tail
- We Can't Dance
- Nursery Cryme
- From Genesis To Revelation
Genesis is one of those weird bands where the collective album vibe is sometimes better than the individual songs but I tried to consider which actual songs I most enjoy from each album. Selling England... is most enjoyable heard complete but separated the songs don't have the same impact for me. I was surprised that Invisible Touch, which has a pretty poor reputation despite being a commercial high point, was as high as 4th on my list. Too many good hooks and perhaps connections to the happy time and place I first heard it. Abacab was the first album I bought by them and played so many times; it remains a favorite.
Lamb is sometimes considered more Peter Gabriel than Genesis but it's still easily my top choice, probably because I like Gabriel so much.
A lot of their other older stuff I kind of lump together; often artistic but sometimes noodly, often moody but sometimes a bit precious or arch. With the exception of Lamb, it seems like much of their output prior to Collins' arrival is largely forgotten but there are many pre-1973 gems worth seeking.