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WE CAN'T DANCE

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.66 | 1115 ratings

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tdfloyd
3 stars This album has followed the same path that all Genesis albums have followed since And Then There Were Three. A few prog related songs, a few pop rockers and a few ballads. This receipt made them multinational stars and a boatload of money. Genesis sure wasn't going to change the formula at this late date. So please, no more of the "This is another Phil Collins solo album in disguise"!

The problem here is the same that many bands had in the late 80's and 90's. Since CD's had over 70 minutes available on each disk, many bands felt obligated to fill it. We Can't Dance is an album that would have benefited from some editing by leaving off 2 or 3 songs.

"No Son of Mine", "Dreaming While You Sleep", and "Jesus He Knows Me " are all smart, excellent songs with an interesting story to tell and "Driving the Last Spike" ups the ante as a ten minute story song about the building of the railroad and the human cost involved. "Hold on My Heart" is the now requisite slow love/ lost love ballads that reaches the upper levels of the singles charts. "Never a Time" is more of the same. "I Can't Dance" gets a ton of negative reaction but I enjoy the crunchy guitar and it is a bit of fun.

"Fading Lights" is an excellent song with a Tony Banks solo that we heard less of with each passing album. A great song for a great trio to bow out on.

3 stars almost a 4 if they dropped some of the fat.

tdfloyd | 3/5 |

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