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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 907 ratings

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Seyo
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1 stars GENESIS disaster continues...!

Some of you wander why to bother with reviewing bad albums. Well, it is not an easy task but somebody has to do it (:-), otherwise we would have only very subjective 5 stars hails and praises of really mediocre staff.

With "Invisible Touch" GENESIS made hit again and were more popular than ever. Sure, now they were mega-stars and earned a lot of money and became celebrity. That's OK, after all it is all part of the show business. However, I am not interested in judging the business undertakings of music artists, but rather their artistic musical output, their courage to experiment, their ideas and how well they communicate certain emotions.

Being "commercial" does not necessarily exclude quality. The same year, 1986, Peter Gabriel recorded a well-crafted pop album "So" with loads of hits, synthesizers, funky rhythms and modern production, but in a way he remained faithful to his own artistic integrity. It was a commercial and it was a good pop album (or "art-rock" if you want). On the other hand, "Invisible Touch" is nothing short of a disposable single-use industrial product that evaporates quickly after opening the protective cellophane package. I even would not remember a song called "Land of Confusion", with its quasi-engaged "Cold War conscience" lyrics, had it not been incorporated in the jolly Spitting Image video spot.

This is the saddest story of once beloved "progressive" rock band, which offered us a blueprint of the genre. If only they changed the name after Hackett left in 1977...

Seyo | 1/5 |

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