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3.07 | 327 ratings

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3 stars Of all albums in the first Steve Walsh era of Kansas, this is the weakest. It's not as focused as other Kansas albums, and they sound somewhat uninspired. Songs like Hold On and Got to Rock On sounded out place (even though I like the latter) and the majority of the album sounds much more commercial than all of their previous albums (even though they were forced to be more commercial). A very big 80's sound on here (poppy, high pitched harmonized vocals, happy sounding music) also hinders the album from standing alongside their amazing material from the 70's. Sadly, this would be the last Steve Walsh album for a while, and after this, Kansas never seemed to get back their greatness from albums like Leftoverture or Song For America.
spookytooth | 3/5 |


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