Galadriel - Chasing the Dragonfly (92) - 7/10
One of the best neo-progressive bands I have heard.
Genesis - Trespass (70) - 7/10
A somewhat unpolished record. Greater things were to come from this band...
Genesis - Nursery Cryme (72) - 9/10
Much better! "The Fountain of Salamcis" and "The Musical Box" are defining moments of symphonic rock. An excellent record, unfortunately with some weak tracks.
Genesis - Foxtrot (73) - 7.5/10
Okay. Maybe I don't like this record that much because it's a long time since I first heard it and I've grown tired of it. But I've never really thought of "Supper's Ready" as particularly mindblowing. A good record.
Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (74) - 8.5/10
According to Gnosis, this is one of the top five prog records ever. I don't agree at all. "Dancing with the Moonlit Knight" and "Firth of Fifth" are outstanding; the latter contains what must be the most beautiful guitar solo ever. But the rest of the record is boring, in my opinion. "Battle of Epping Forest" and "Cinema Show" have never made my brain happy.
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (74) - 9.5/10
Yep. I actually consider this Genesis' best album, and I know that most prog fans of some strange reason don't agree with me. Okay: There are some bad tracks on The Lamb..., such as "Back in New York City" and "Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist". And that's why I don't give it 10 out of 10 points. If you just skip these tracks, however, you have a fantastic concept album! Disc two is absolutely killer if one disregards the aforementioned "...Anaesthetist" and "it". Genesis were never more experimental than on "The Waiting Room", and it's bloody good. Disc one is not as good, unfortunately, but I find for example "Fly on a Windshield" to be better than anything on Foxtrot. Ottimissimo.
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail (76) - 8.5/10
A bit more song-oriented than their earlier releases. Shorter tracks, often with beautiful instrumental passages as the highlights. "Entangled" and "Mad Man Moon" contain shining examples of this.
Genesis - Wind and Wuthering (76) - 5/10
Too poppy, sometimes cheesy, and with very few highlights. Why does everyone like this?
Gryphon - Gryphon (73) - 7.5/10
Folk, not prog. Still, I like it a lot.
Gryphon - Midnight Mushrumps (74) - 6.5/10
Much more progressive than Gryphon, but it just doesn't grab me.
Gryphon - Raindance (75) - 8/10
Contains a monster 15' track, "(Ein klein) Heldenleben". Apart from this, the album consists of shorter folk-songs of uneven quality: "Raindance" and "Fontinental Version" are excellent, but I can't understand what was going through their minds when they came up with some of the other stuff...
Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon Three (74) - 7/10
As with Midnight Mushrumps, I'm having problems liking this that much. More symphonic than Raindance, oh yes, but sort of disappointing considering that I was looking for it for three years before I finally found it.
Gryphon - Treason (77) - 5/10
No. Gryphon sinking into more commercial terrain. Only a few nice moments.