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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 884 ratings

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The_Jester
2 stars I'd say it's not so desastrous. It's certainly really popish and all of that but it counts as good pop I think.

The first track is a real happy pop track wich I think will get me to smile when I hear it again. It's catchy and good, I can't find anything really horrible about it. It grooves a bit too, I got my head bouncing a bit on that one. It's still not progressive.

The second song is really intense but not bad too. I could say it's a bit too long for it's content but it's acceptable: good melody, good feel, acceptable groove. The drum is nice in this song too. Phil really sings well in this one too. It's not pure prog but it's got progressive highlights.

Land of Confusion is a good pop song with a bit of rock in it. Phil sings well in this song. The chords are nice to hear. The melody sounds good too. It's really popish. I wouldn't say it's progressive.

I must say that In Too Deep is really really cheesy and that it's the most flagrant exemple of comercialism I heard in the album. It's really horrible. Pop rubish at it's pure form.

Anything She Does is a bit too intense for me. It's power happy and really popish. Far far from progressive rock. It's at the boundaries of acceptability to my ears.

For Domino, it's a popish little intro. After it there's a little poprock part wich tends to be as cheesy as the intro. After a while, it even gets to a typical 80's drum beat wich tends to be too intense. We see a try to be progressive in this song. There's many themes in this song wich seems an imitation of their own previous work with Steve Hackett. It's too long too, they could cut some parts and it would've been better.

Up to Throwing it all away I tend to be tired of the album (a condition wich began at the song In too Deep). And in my tiredness there is another really popish song that offers nothing original. The album tends to be a bit too linear and boring. I try to stay focused because this song lacks interest for me. The melody isn't even catchy, there's no groove and it isn't prog.

Finally, the end of the album! After a long stupid intro, a melody arises. It even sounds a bit like prog! Finally something that gets a good prog influence! It's not the proggiest thing I heard but still! The melody is good. The chords too. The drum solos are really boring though.

I'd say that the best songs in this album are Invisible Touch, Land of Confusion and The Brazillian. The album in itself is really boring though and it deserves his two stars (maybe and a half).

The_Jester | 2/5 |

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