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3 stars The second blistering pop/prog performance by the band. Original and fresh sound effects that never pass unnoticed by the attention of the common ear which, in my opinion, is a quality that, even alone, has a great value on my review criteria. It has a balanced distribution between high and low tempo songs giving a pleasant flow along the listening of the whole album.

Jon Anderson, as always, with the attribute of his angelical voice giving that unique melodical touch to the songs, namely "Shoot High, Aim Low". Trevor Rabin once again showing that he came to save the band's break-up by contributing with striking guitar riffs specially featured on "Big Generator", "Almost Like Love" and "I'm Running".

Despite the hatchet blows on this album, from a more pop perspective you barely have any reasons to criticize it at all .If you consider the songs that were in the billboards at the time, is it so simple to indicate a more complex (harmonically and lyrically) album than this one? I don't think so.

I give it 3 stars for the lack of prog boldness they used to have in the old days, however the 80's were not an era that had crowds appreciating innovation in that sense.So within the possible limits, the final result is rather praiseworthy.

Pasha | 3/5 |


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