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DEPARTURE

Journey

 

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2.61 | 65 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars Some giant prog bands did score the maximum rating for three albums in a row in my scale.

"Journey" scored the minimum available rating for their very weak last three albums (including this one). No worry for their wallet, since they will sell like crazy, but what would have felt the great Gregg Rolie about this?

Fine but short and scarce guitar breaks, weal melodies, poor vocals (I never could stand this Perry affair), and little inspiration is a summary of what can be expected on this album. You should really pass your way, because this ain't any good prog nor good rock album. Just a damned AOR stuff full of terrible songs. OK, the great Schon appears once in a while like his great solo during "People And Places" (some twenty seconds?).

Since there are some reviewers (but with no comments) that have rated this album with the masterpiece status (gosh!), I guess that my opinion will only balance their "enthusiasm". All songs are around the three minutes format (but two) and offer very little to be retained.

This album is poor and holds not any great song. A great "press next" exercise all the way through. One star? Huuum? Why so much? ?Well, there is no way to rate below.. OK. Under these circumstances, one star is accepted!

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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