Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Genesis: . . . And Then There Were Three . . . [Atlantic, 1978]
The departure of Peter Gabriel having long since left them a quartet, what might this title indicate? Ask ex-fan Jon Pareles: "Without lead guitarist Steve Hackett, the band loses its last remaining focal point; the rest is double-tracking. Hence a sound as mushy as the dread Moody Blues, with fewer excuses." D+