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LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

Journey

 

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SouthSideoftheSky
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1 stars In order to find Journey's best albums you should indeed look into the future

Look Into The Future was Journey's second album and as such it is closer in style to the self- titled debut than to the later Steve Perry-led albums. However, one can notice a slight shift in style away from the longer jazzy jams of the debut and towards a more song-based approach. The compositions are rather middle-of-the-road funky Rock 'N' Roll. Personally, I don't like this music much at all and even the debut was more interesting to me even if I generally prefer the later, more well-known Journey albums.

The relevance of Journey to progressive Rock can probably be debated in infinity, but as far as this reviewer is concerned Look Into The Future is not a very interesting album from a Prog point of view. Even the longer tracks are pretty much devoid of any progressive tendencies, the band preferring to settle into a rather straightforward groove and solo on top of it. The lyrics are very banal too. Without any strong melodies to speak of it all becomes a rather tedious affair of rambling and generic Blues and Funk Rock. The most memorable song is a cover of The Beatles' All Too Much.

If you want to check out Journey, you should indeed look into the future

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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