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2.47 | 1308 ratings

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2 stars Invisible Touch is probably one of the worst Genesis records ever released, possibly as bad as Calling All Stations. When albums get down to this pop mushfest, it really is pointless comparing them. Even though I dread this album, particularly the ever-present electronic drums, it has a few moments that keep it from being a one-star release. I'll give Phil a break. He can drum on them futuristic pads pretty well, but the sound is headache inducing.

The best stuff on this album is the Domino epic, particularly the second part. It shows a darker side to Genesis not often heard since Gabriel's departure. The Brazilian is an interesting instrumental too, but again, those electronic drums just ruin it. This album would have been so much better if Phil had used real drums. I'll even give them the benefit of the doubt for Tonight, Tonight, Tonight. The ever-repetitive chorus and oh-hooooos drag the song down, but the dark instrumentation is brilliant.

Oddly enough, there was actually better stuff the boys recorded while making this album that didn't make the cut, such as Feeding the Fire. But alas, the boys must've had stars in their eyes and hearing the ka-ching of cash registers in their ears.

An album that was mostly poor when it was released, and hasn't aged well. Two stars. For fans and completionists.

progaeopteryx | 2/5 |


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