I have loved this album since I first heard it about ten years ago. Parts of it are well ahead of its 1974 sales tag, and much of it still sounds fresh today. I am not a huge fan of Genesis as a whole, though the Gabriel era stuff is mostly great, however this album is a true classic that anyone of any age could enjoy.
The Lamb provides its listener with a truly unique soundscape, a double album which never seems too long, a concept album, yet unrepetitive and unpretentious. It is totally emotive, ranging from sadness to euphoria, mourning to anger, desire to impotence. In its own surreal and beautiful way this album deals with the dilemna of humankind struggling to assert its identity in a commercial era. The story of Rael, the protagonist New Yorker, is difficult to comprehend yet a joy to experience. This is a fantastic album.