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4 stars Another maligned album from the pop era, Invisible Touch has a lot to offer: catchy pop songs and a couple of great prog tracks. It is another solid and underrated release by GENESIS.

It opens with the "happy" title track, which is too happy for my taste since it is about someone getting in love. It works very well to scare off people with its pop cliches all around, but manages to be an addictive song despite its obvious simplicity and commercial intent. We are then led to "Tonight Tonight Tonight", an attempt of making a progressive number which works pretty well. It is highly atmospheric as "Domino", and both are the highest points on this album, containing very interesting and mesmerizing melodies. "Land Of Confusion" is the best pop song GENESIS ever did, it has a weird video clip and some really nice lyrics by Rutherford. "In Too Deep" and "Throwing It All Away" are beautiful ballads. "Anything She Does" is in the same vein as "No Reply At All", just being slightly weaker, and it is the album's lowest point. "The Brazilian" looks like an 80's version of "Los Endos", and despite its mechanical feel provided by the cold decade's production, it is still a very nice ending since it manages to holds someone's attention as it is a true progressive number.

Invisible Touch is a very good album, with a nice flow and shows a perfect combination of prog and pop, and some really nice atmospheres around. It has to be listened with an open mind, not all pop stuff is bad, and GENESIS' shows how to do good use of the 80's new style of composing music.

Eclipse | 4/5 |


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