I know it's fashionable not to like Genesis these days, but I refuse to bite my lip and say they are rubbish. They can be, and have been, but not here.
I think this album has a lot in common with Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms. They were both released at almost the same time, 1986 and 1985 respectively. Both bands had previously made albums which were critically accalimed - A Trick of the Tail (1976) for Genesis and Making Movies (1980) for Dire Straits, and both bands had achieved moderate commercial success too. However, these two albums marked the point at which both bands managed to fuse artistic brilliance with massive commercial success.
The title track, with its killer melody, is the perfect single. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight, with it's contemplative expansiveness is a philosophical and meditative masterpiece. In Too Deep is one of the 80s' most touching love songs. Throwing It All Away is a vicious and angry inditement to all the women that ever broke your heart. And those are just some of the highlights.