Styx's most underrated album
By God of Thunder
This album gets some backlash only because it's more melodic than their previous releases. Not many heavy songs or prog rock songs on this album. But, great songs are great songs, no matter what style of music it is. This album is right up there with the Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, and Paradise Theater. To me, part of the greatness of Styx is their diversity. They can do arena rock, heavy metal, prog rock, folk, and pop music and they're great at all of them.
I grew up a huge Styx fan. They were my first concert, they opened for Aerosmith. I remember when this album was first released and it was horrible disappointment then and even after revisiting it now I still think this marks the beginning of the end for this once great band. Soul-less pop nonsense and ironically enough the best 2 tracks are the last 2.
By smooth grinder
not the same recording too bad a good album
Babe is commercial, give me the Lights!
This was my first concert in SF at the Cow Palace and the Baby's opened. I liked the concert better then this average (following grand illusion, pieces of eight) album.
not one of my favorite styx albums, i like it just for "babe". my favorite styx albums are grand illusion and crystal ball. i also dont get why people are knocking "babe". its a great song that will forever be known as one of the greatest love songs to ever hit the airwaves. it will always be a classic in styx's repetoire. at least i think so.
By Forthawk lcp
Absolutely amazing is still an understatement for what this CD is. This is just a really good example of the variety Styx used to have.
By Steve DeFinis
Lights, Borrowed Time, Eddie, Love In The Midnight...great songs. This is my favorite Styx album.
One of the Best
While most gravitate to the ballads such as Babe, as many many others have pointed out, songs like Sing for the Day, Why Me, Lights, are all very strong songs. While at the time, 1970s, the radio stations wouldn't give them air time, today, songs such as these show the diversity and strenght of the song writting and musical range of the band.
While many critics point to Dennis De Young for some of the problems the band had, it was his "concept" album's direction that produced songs like Angry Young Man, Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto. Many songs on Styx's albums reflect an idea or ideal, a concept which has broad appeal today.
Styx all the way!
I love styx, and defenitly this cd, borrowed time is the best song! I wish there was a ten star rating option!!!!!
By KW 13
Styx's best album ever!!!