Bottom of Boston....but still OK,
This review is from: Corporate America (Audio CD)Let's get it out in the open. I don't care what Tom Scholtz thinks about social issues. He is a musician and his opinion matters about as much as my cat's. This is about music. That being said, this is definately the worst in the heiarchy of Boston albums, but still a decent effort when compared with the garbage passing for Rock n Roll these days.
This is not like the Boston albums of old, where you could pop it in and enjoy every song. This is more hit and miss.
I enjoyed "You Gave Up on Love" and "I Had a Good Time". These are the two strongest tracks and fans of the traditional Boston sound will enjoy the driving tempos, screaming harmonies and heavy guitar. "With You" is a departure from the Boston power balad, but never the less is a great ballad with some power elements.
The rest of the album is unremarkable. The title track is a political statement, but is one of the few Boston songs that musically you can actually say is truly "bad". Other tracks have fleeting similarities with the Boston we know, but most sound tired and flat. They don't have the depth and power we are accustomed too.
Guys: Forget politics...we don't care. We want the music!