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1 stars So - we said goodbye to Phil Collins relating to Genesis. Was that a good or a bad thing? Of the original band line-up only Banks and Rutherford remain here with a bunch of newbies to the Genesis thing.

"Calling all Stations" - this opening track is far more of a rocker than Genesis had previously done. Ray Wilson has a good voice.

"Congo" - Not a bad little rocking track.

"Shipwrecked" - Not a bad track but I don't particularly like it - it lacks depth.

"Alien Afternoon" - quirky track that I don't like at all. Dumb lyrics.

"Not about Us" - I don't mind this track - it has this melancholy reminiscing on life from a distance feel if you ignore the chorus which fits the track poorly.

"If That's what you Need" - Softer track that is just ok.

"The Dividing Line" - poorly constructed longer track - where are the contrasts in the music?

"Uncertain Weather" - nope - don't like this one either. I don't know why this reminds me of Glenn Frey's "Strange Weather" from 1992 which I like a lot more than I like this.

"Small Talk" - I don't like this - weak rock affair.

"There must be some other Way" - Kind of one dimensional longer track.

"One Man's Fool" - I can't call home about this track or about the album - it sends me home from wherever it is playing though.

Why oh why did Rutherford and Banks record this as a Genesis album? They were probably still trying to milk the golden goose (heh heh). I do feel sorry for the new members here seeing as they were really short lived in their glory. This is as bad as it gets for Genesis thankfully. I don't know what on earth posessed the two original members to go with their release of this as it kind of puts a blemish on their past ability. From me a very solid one star release.

sukmytoe | 1/5 |


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