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INVISIBLE TOUCH

Genesis

 

Symphonic Prog

2.43 | 1153 ratings

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FalconBleck
3 stars #3 Review

Invisible Touch is an album that was destined to be much better than the final product, see songs like "Do the Neurotic" that isn't in the final cut, it's a really nice song. As always i'll review the album by song.

1.- Invisible Touch 6/10 The hit from this album, really simple and catchy, sometimes you can start the first notes that the battery does and you already know the song, it's not a bad song but it doesn't fit that much into the prog aspect, but for what the 80s asked, it's probably one of the best songs on that era.

2.- Tonight, tonight, tonight 8/10 A song that was destined to be much more than the final product, it fits in the long side of songs and it was even longer, it has a really eery feel to it, really interesting lyrics that describe how people trapped in drugs feel. It has a really interesting solo, and i think that everything in the song translates really well the feelings of everything, and that's what Genesis is about, or not?

3.- Land of Confusion 8/10 This is the song, this is the first song i heard from Genesis, i was watching youtube, searching for 80s musical videos, i came to PGs SledgeHammer, and yt recommended me the video of this song, wich i loved it, this is probably the only pop song that i have in my phone. This song it's really catchy, i think that this was the best pop song that the 80s had to offer alongside PG's stuff, it's simple, catchy and a little edgy, to sing this and to play it is really entertaining.

4.- In too Deep 7/10 A really relaxing and chill song, really pop tho, but it's nice to have a change of pace... it sure is repetitive, but short and at the end it doesn't feel that repetitive, it's like well balanced, that's why it has a 7.

5.- Anything She Does 5/10 The lowest in this album and i fell like it doesn't fit at all here, it's like they tried to have another hit like the first song, but didn't succeed, it gets repetitive and a little annoying fast.

6.- Domino 9/10 It's hard to judge this one as one because it has 2 parts, In the Glow of the Night and The Last Domino, both are really nice pieces of music tho, the first part starts really chill and then goes a little exagerated, it really represents well the night, it can be really peacefull but always bound to be surprising... and then the song its ending in a really pacific note to go at 100% with The Last Domino, a song that makes me feel like i'm travelling on a portal through time and space, the song gets really epic but then at then the last 3 minutes it goes pop for no good reason. This is the longest song in the album and it was another song that was longer and much more prog than what it became... another interesting thing is that this song is from what they got many song ideas for this album.

7.- Throwing it All Away 6/10 Another chill song that gets a little repetitive, it really doesn't feel like it throws anything away really, this song is pretty average but it's well executed i guess?

8.- The Brazillian 10/10 This is the best song in the album, it's prog, i now that it could've been better (not deserving of a 10/10) but this song for me represents what this album could've been, this scores goes to every prog song that didn't make it to this album. As for the song, it's a little repetitive, it's all instrumental tho and it feels like a trailer for a nice movie near the end... maybe for the new Blade Runner... idk, but it's still a really nice song, i really would like to do a compilation of every prog song, or every part that it's prog that was made by Genesis in the 80s.

In the end, this album goes a little higher in score, maybe i gave it too much praise, but i think this album, the concert that followed it, the videos, the songs that didn't make it and the practices that they did were all good, and if it wasn't for this album, probably many young people wouldn't have been able to know Genesis, and i'm grateful for this album to exists.

The final score is 74/100, and here i'll give it 3 stars.

FalconBleck | 3/5 |

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