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2.61 | 1292 ratings

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1 stars Simply dreadful. This is certainly not prog. It's pop and it's not even good pop at that. It's such a sad decline for a once great prog rock band.

Of course they were "going with the times" and doing what they thought they had to do, but I can't give them any redemption for that, as there were plenty of prog artists who didn't follow the commercial trend (Van de Graaf Generator is the first that springs to mind).

Phil Collins' voice is mostly horrible and grating throughout this album and he shouts as much as he sings. Just listen to the terrible "Who dunnit?" for the worst example of repetitive shouting.

There is no interesting use of instrumentation and the music is bland pop not even played that well.

Okay, they can play their instruments, but I regard that as a basic requirement. If you can't play your instrument then get off the stage!

I couldn't recommend this trash to anyone.

Really awful stuff. No points. Okay one point because I have to.

Chaser | 1/5 |


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