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1 stars Why am I listening to this album at all? I must be a sort of masochistic to painfully endure the entire length. Andy Ward finally left the flock leaving Latimer as the single original member to complete this LP. This must have been a joke or otherwise I don't see any reason for its existence. Cheap pop songs done with terrible synthesised production, spicing in some old "Snow Goose" ideas in order to sound "serious", can hardly be anything else than an obligatory "drop to the bottom" in many artists careers. And this is CAMEL's. Vocal songs are so pathetic and miserable that the worst examples of MOR/AOR/Disco works of the era (it can be freely played as soundtrack to "Flashdance" movie) can hardly match. In 1982 DURAN DURAN's "Rio" was more commercial, more quality pop music and more progressive if you want. These facts can firmly establish "The Single Factor" as a constituent of the group of the worst "prog" albums ever - together with GENESIS' "Abacab", YES' "90125" or JETHRO TULL's "Under Wraps". Avoid at all cost!
Seyo | 1/5 |


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