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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 904 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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1 stars It's hard for a Genesis fan to rate this kind of albums and be forced to place a 0 or 1 star rating besides the name of our favorite band, but we also must know that this band of three guys more worried for the big bucks than for real art is not the Genesis we know and love.

From the start the album is less than mediocre the title track is not rock or even good pop, it's a caricature of what Genesis was one day, simple chords, foolish lyrics and the terrible voice of Phil Collins to complete the crime.

Tonight Tonight Tonight is a track that Phil Collins should have kept for his solo albums, but included in this album because of the greed of the other two members, a soft and boring ballad that has no place in Genesis discography.

Land of Confusion is another poppy track heavily supported by MTV and local radio stations that was created only to make the band more popular and easy to listen by pre teens who bought this album massively when released.

In too Deep and Anything She Does are only fillers so don't even deserve a word.

Now we come to the track that was supposed to be the Piece of Resistance, Domino, but this song proves that not all 10 minute songs are epics, Domino is a hybrid, too long and complex to be pop and to absurd and lack of quality to be considered progressive. I think this track was a waste of time for the band because it wouldn't help Genesis to recover all progressive fans or help them to convince POP fans, absolutely unnecessary.

Throwing it all Away is the correct name for this waste of time because by this point all I wanted is to use the album as a Frisbee (But it was a gift from my sister and I didn't had the heart to throw it, so is kept in my drawer with only one listen for her to see it each time she comes to my house). This is the kind of tracks that gave Genesis a bad name among serious listeners, radio friendly, absurd and boring, simply what Genesis represented since Steve Hackett left the band.

The album ends with one decent track The Brazilian, not in the level of other closers as Los Endos or Wot Gorilla, but this very decent song deserved better destiny than being the closer of this aberration called Invisible Touch.

Drum machines, terrible vocal, boring ballads and a few dancing songs is what this monstrosity leaves us, that's why I was tempted to give Invisible Touch a no stars rating, but I believe The Brazilian at least deserves one weak star.

If you already have it, well you know why you bought it, there is music for every taste, but if you're a fan of early Genesis, save your money and buy any decent legal bootleg or film if you have all the progressive albums.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 1/5 |

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