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Journey

 

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TCat
4 stars This is Steve Perry's debut as the main lead singer and his vocals are explosive and dynamic, something that Journey was missing in a vocalist in the past. Greg Rollie still appears a few times on this album as the lead singer and it makes for a nice combination when they share the lead singer duties. There are still a lot of nice hard guitar licks throughout this album also. Journey was on it's way to becoming one of the biggest powerhouse bands, but unfortunately, in the coming years, they would instead start creating cheesy, popular songs which would start to appear in their following albums where they would finally get to the point that an entire album would be nothing but radio fodder. But, for now, they were heavy, they were strong and they had everything going for them to become legendary. This album sounds legendary. Granted, it is full of hard rocking music and the ballads on this one are still heavy enough to be amazing. In fact, "Wheel in the Sky" and "Winds of March" are two of the strongest, hardest, passionate and best ballads that exist in this type of music. In my opinion, this is Journey's best and they would be considered a lot more legendary if they continued to improve and focus along these lines. Instead, they got popular, made lots of money, and now they are the brunt of jokes about selling out and influencing big hair music of the 80s.
TCat | 4/5 |

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