Mr. Gabriel is well known for not taking life very lightly and this album is no different from any of his other solo efforts or previous albums with 70's prog-rock mammoths Genesis regarding the weight of subject matter. Existentialist angst and personal analytical depth are again the order of the day and on tracks such as "Growing up" and "My head sounds like that" you can believe that this are the words of a man who has done some serious soul searching and has no plans of "lightening up"
There is no doubt that Gabriel remains one of the most restless creative and prolific artists of our time, and this album is proof that the man is a genius but maybe not the most accessible.
I am unsure whether there is still the same mass market eagerly awaiting this particular release. Although personally I think it's worth buying if only for the surprisingly catchy chuckle at reality TV "The Barry Williams Show" alone!
6 out of 10
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