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5.0 out of 5 stars
The album of my youth, 9 Aug. 2001
Worth buying just to read the story of Rael. Saddo that I was in my teens, I must have read it a hundred times while listening to this epic album. The music is just as gripping, with Gabriel living every tortured moment. Yes it's over the top and self indulgent but gloriously so. Hard to pick out highlights as there's never a dull moment but here goes: 'Fly on a Windshield'; the lyrics to 'Broadway Melody'; the soft beauty of 'Carpet Crawlers' and 'Silent Sorrow'; the truly scary Slippermen; the giddiness of 'Riding the Scree'. It's mad but just pretend you're 15 again and go with the flow; you won't hear anything quite like it and I promise you won't be disappointed.