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3 stars I think time has softened many opinions on this, their final album. While it would have been more than fitting for Genesis to go out after We Can't Dance, especially with 'Fading Lights' as the last ever Genesis track, I can't hold it against the band for trying to make a go without Phil. The fans might have appreciated more of an in-house iteration of the band, say, with Chester Thompson in the line-up, but there would always be the issue of replacing the vocalist/front man. While there are real stinkers like 'Congo' and 'Small Talk,' there are some great ones too, like the title track, 'The Dividing Line' and 'Shipwrecked.' The vocals are serviceable, and I think Ray Wilson earns props for sheer effort and guts for stepping into some very big shoes. Too bad Simon Collins wasn't quite old enough to step in.
cjde341 | 3/5 |


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