I made three mistakes with `Arrival': first of all I downloaded it, secondly I paid attention to the reviews, and finally I forgot that I'd downloaded it and purchased the CD. Which shows how much of an impression it made. Don't make the same mistake(s). This album is just further ammunition for those who aim criticism at Journey for being weak, predictible, overly-sentimental and repetitive.
Listening to this album is a chore and it shouldn't be. There are far too many ponderous ballads that make time drag. In stark contrast to decidely 21st century albums `Generations' and the epic `Eclipse', `Arrival ` is firmly rooted in 1978. We've all moved on - Journey included - so there's no use revisiting a flawed past when the present is so much better. Unless you've just fallen in love again and feel like reliving your youth, in which case you might like it.