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2 stars Journey is not very good at this point. This is just another one of those bands that wanted to have popularity in the day of their fame. Let's get on with the review:

Don't stop Believin': Just an average song and isn't very good. It seems very bland for AOR rock music. It starts out with mainly keyboards and Steve's singing, and he is a very good singer, but just not in a very good band.4/10

Stone in Love: More of a hard rock song. It still isn't my taste, but is better than Don't Stop Believin'. It ends with an instrumental part.5/10

Who's Crying Now: Gotta hate this song. It has no musicianship whatsoever. The bass is very weak with Ross Valory. This song mainly focuses on Steve Perry's singing, and while he is quite good as a singer, bad musicianship isn't what makes prog music.3/10

Keep on Runnin': I actually like this song more than most of the songs on the album. It is more progressive, mainly from the odd rhythms. The chorus is quite strong too.6/10

Still They Ride: Not so good. It is very weak, just like Who's Crying Now. Again, it focuses just on Perry's singing, but doesn't focus enough on the musicianship.3/10

Escape: The title track is probably the best track here. It also shows pretty good musicianship, especially with Ross and Neal.6/10

Lay it Down: This song shows more hard rock. It still is very much AOR just like the other songs. Not much to say here.5/10

Dead or Alive: Okay. Very short, and pretty short on ideas, being about a trained killer. It is the heaviest song on the album.5/10

Mother, Father: Actually a very good song by Journey. It is the best ballad here.8/10

Open Arms: Another good ballad. Steve Perry's singing is awesome here. A fine track.8/10

Overall, I generally don't like this album. It isn't prog, and it is just plain AOR, not my type.

pinkpork | 2/5 |


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