Retro Spins: Foreigner - Insider Information
After my initial listening session of Foreigner's album, 4, I had high hopes for a return visit to the band. I admit, out of error, it came time to listen to Insider Information. I say it was an error because my initial intent was to jump into 1984's Agent Provocateur, but accidentally started up 1987's Insider Information. Oops.
Track four surprised me with a hit I had forgotten about completely from my youth, I Don't Want To Live Without You. This got added to my shuffle list.
Counting Every Minute, AKA track five, was kind of a dud. However, this immediately picked up with the title track Insider Information.
The Beat Of My Heart somewhat kept up the momentum, but was honestly just okay in the long run. I didn't hate it, but I also didn't add it to my shuffle list. I felt the same way about the follow up song, Face To Face. At this point, the album was starting to taper off a bit.
The last two tracks, Out Of The Blue and A Night To Remember, were pretty big duds for me. I actually ended up skipping both the tracks around the midway point because I just didn't feel like subjecting myself to them.
Overall, it wasn't a bad album, but it definitely went on a roller coaster with the ups and downs. I can't say it left me with the same excited feeling to hear more from the band, such as 4 did. However, I won't say I hated it. It was okay. The high notes were high and the lower were low. I'll leave it at that.
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