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Though it had been fifteen years since their debut, Genesis released their eponymous album in the fall of 1983. This was a fitting move, as the album signaled both a change in the group's songwriting process, and also a move toward a new, more accessible pop/rock sound with traces of their progressive roots interspersed periodically. Across the course of nine well-crafted tracks, Phil Collins and company tackle a garden-variety of strange topics on the album, including a haunted seaside cottage, illegal immigration, and a visit to a Cuban brothel. Genesis guitarist and bassist, Mike Rutherford, considers this 1983 effort to be one of the band's finest, and so do Chris and Jon. Take a listen as the co-hosts fondly look back on this catchy, schizophrenic, and at times demented album.