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1 stars Their worst, without a doubt. Why? Because of its commerciality? No, not specifically. The previous three albums had been fairly commercial but still had the Genesis trademarks. You could still hear that some thought had gone into the songwriting. Invisible Touch is abysmal by Genesis standards. Everything from the cheap packaging to the poppy pop production, confirm that Banks, Collins & Rutherford had finally lost it. This is essentially a Phil Collins album riddled with silly love songs, drum machines and predictable brass sections, most natably on 'Anything she does' This horrendous piece of music makes 'No reply at all' from the 'Abacab' album look like 'Suppers Ready' The title song is perhaps the most bland piece of music I have ever known a 'rock' musician to put their name to. A predictable chord sequence, inane lyrics and a crap unimaginative chorus. The 'epic' on IT has to be 'Domino' This is the intellectual prog blockbuster on the album. In two deeply meaningful parts, the trio attempt to apologise to all those fans who have enjoyed the music of Genesis over the years, stuck by them, and kept them in the lifestyles they enjoy, by offering up this token obituary to their prog roots. With open arms Genesis welcomed a new generation of fans and stuck their fingers up at their old ones. IT is one of those albums that could have been played at a wedding reception at the time, and your granny would have known the words to 'Throwing it all away' perhaps the most apply titled track on the album. This is sorry album, and I was embarassed for some time after its release to admit being a die hard fan. I felt let down. I'ts hard to find anything good to say about this album. I suppose 'Tonight tonight tonight' has its moments, but is essentially boring and over long for the sake of it. Rubbish.
Blacksword | 1/5 |


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