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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 886 ratings

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Cristi
2 stars I've meaning to write a review for Invisible Touch for quite a long time but gave up the idea too many times; actually writing a review for this album is quite difficult, as strange as this may sound. If you compare their work on this album to any album they released from 1970 to 1980, disappointment is what i feel; that's why i take this album for what it has to offer. The songs rank from great to average and unfortunately in one case (IMHO) to mediocre.

But let's have a look at the songs: Invisible Touch - a pop song that is quite catchy and joyful; I sometimes love it , other times, i just skip it. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight - one of the good songs of the album; both the album version and the single version are quite enjoyable, Banks and Rutherford did a good job here. Land of Confusion - my favourite song on the album these days; one of my favourite 80s Genesis songs, LoC is one of the best songs of the album. In Too Deep - to me this song is just an average pop ballad; nevertheless I like Tony Banks' keyboards here. Anything She Does - a pop song, in the manner of the title song, but not as good as it. I'd say it's a pretty average pop song. Throwing it All away - my least favourite song on this album these days; the word i would use to describe this song is "mediocre" pop song. Domino - this is the longest song of the album, let's say it's the epic of the album. It's a very good song, in the manner of Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea, it's one of the highlights of the album (although it's inferior to Home By the Sea) The Brazilian - fortunately, a really good instrumental with great keys from tony and some good drumming from Phil. A really good song IMHO.

Invisible Touch is one of those albums that require a special mood for those who enjoy it. Although sometimes we might use the "skip" button (Throwing It All Away, Anything She Does in my case), and seeing Genesis music getting even more commercial than their previous albums, Invisible Touch is a catchy pop-rock album, but unfortunately that's all it is. Therefore it's not essential to any prog-rock collection.

Cristi | 2/5 |

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