Readers' Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All TimeSelections include 'Close to the Edge,' '2112' and 'Selling England By the Pound'
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7. Genesis - 'Selling England By the Pound'
Peter Gabriel-era Genesis was a really, really British band. It's hard to hear any hint of American musical influences anywhere in their work, and they even called their 1973 disc Selling England By the Pound. To put a capper on it, Gabriel dressed up like a British knight named Britannia during the shows, complete with a British flag shield. None of this is to say they were anything but an amazing band. The music they produced with Peter Gabriel is, without a doubt, some of the finest prog rock ever recorded. Selling England By the Pound was Gabriel's second-to-last work with the group, and it was the last time they really worked together as a full creative unit. There's hardly a stinker on the whole thing, but if you just hear one song, put on "Firth of Fifth." Steve Hackett's guitar solo is out of this world.