"I sell shower curtian rings. BEST in the world."
Ah, I see. You can never take any of that too seriously. I'm loving the song Entangled!
Exactly this.I waver between Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound. The first has slightly better songwriting, I think, but the latter feels more coherent, the most fully realized depiction of that half-reality, half-fantasy world of Gabriel et al. Nursery Cryme isn't quite there yet and Lamb has too many weak songs on the second record.
The Gabriel era...I would have listen to them in this order.
1: Selling England By The Pound
2: Foxtrot (doesn't really matter if you pick this one first)
3: Nursery Cryme (This one's actually really similar in structure to Selling England By The Pound)
4: The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Probably the easiest to start with and the hardest to really get into)
5: Trespass (After you heard all those albums, I'll reccommend this one next)
6: From Genesis To Revelation (You should only listen to this album after getting yourselves well-aquinted with the rest of the discography, not just the Gabriel era but the Collins era as well...because it's the one most different from the rest and it has pretty terrible production (not as bad as I first thought...) and the songs are just your average baroque pop)
Oh and by the way, stay as far away from Calling All Stations as possible. Why? Just don't!