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WE CAN'T DANCE

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.66 | 1244 ratings

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pociluk
2 stars This album could have really been special. Unfortunately, it gets really bogged down with pop crap and filler. I think if you take away some tracks and add the 2 b-sides you could have a 4 star album here.

The centerpieces of the album are Fading Lights (one of my favorite tracks of any period), Living Forever, Driving The Last Spike and Dreaming While You Sleep. So out of 12 tracks, you have 4 really good ones. Add in that I love On The Shoreline (one of the b-sides) and even Hearts In Fire (the other b-side), which is better than the rest of the tracks that MADE the album. What else can stay? Well the first 2 tracks (both hits) No Son Of Mine and Jesus He Knows Me are decent. You'd have to keep the quirky title track I Can't Dance. I'd trash the rest!

So we have a 9 track album, shorter and no out and out AOR pap, the obvious Phil Collins influenced tracks. And I think with that, you'd have a 3.5 star album. Dump off I Can't Dance and it's an 8 track 4 star album. Sadly, that's just fantasy soooooo...we have a 2 star album which is saved by the aforementioned 4 songs.

pociluk | 2/5 |

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