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Monday, October 17, 2005

#132 - Trick Of The Tail, Genesis

"All of it has some moments of tremendous beauty, and Banks' "Robbery, Assault and Battery," with its bold, hard-rocking choruses and extended song structure, would have been worthy of inclusion on any of the group's earlier records. Even "Los Endos," an instrumental finale that ought to be considered a cop-out in the absence of a good song, provides the quartet with an opportunity to showcase its still considerable collective skills to which few fans could object." (allmusic guide)

#131 - Selling England By The Pound, Genesis

"By the Ezra Pound, no doubt -- seriously, the influence of T.S. Eliot and other early 20th century literary figures crops up throughout the opening and closing portions of this album, with the rest of the songs given over to more conventional subject matter. The original group's strongest single album and, for those not predisposed to enjoy the double-disc Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, the peak of their output. The production is note-perfect, and not an instrument is out of place." (allmusic guide)

#130 - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan

"For his sophomore album, Dylan eschewed the traditional folk covers that originally brought him notice and focused mainly on his startling, original material. The resulting release sewed together graceful love songs with bitter vitriol and made him one of the best known and well-respected songwriters in the world." (real music guide)


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