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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 865 ratings

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1800iareyay
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1 stars Invisible Touch is where Genesis proved that they weren't coming back to prog. Duke, Abacab, and the eponymous record all fooled people into believing there was hope. Apparently, the band believed that longer songs would convince people they were still progressive, but even the long numbers like Tonight, Tonight, Tonight and Domino are not progressive in the least, they are simply repetitive. As a result, pop fans avoided the lengthy songs and Genesis' fan base jumped ship. I first heard about Genesis when a friend of mine gave me this, Abacab, We Can't Dance, and Seconds Out. I didn't listen to Seconds Out since as a live album, it would probably contain the songs off these albums, and all three were horrible. I couldn't believe this band was supposed to be progressive. I only discovered how good this band was about 5 months ago when I listened to Seconds Out and heard Suppers Ready. Now, I've heard Selling England By The Pound and the rest of their classics and I've come to love this band.

With this album Genesis seem to be actively trying to destroy their credibility. It makes ELP's Love Beach and Yes' Big Generator look almost passable. Albums like this prove that punk was unnessecary to end dinosaur rock, it was collapsing form its own weight like a beached whale. Whatever you do, avoid this album! Stick to the albums from Trespass through Wind and Wuthering.

1800iareyay | 1/5 |

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