Tony Banks / Bankstatement

Bankstatement

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With this album, Tony Banks attempted a more mainstream pop sound, and from an artistic standpoint he succeeded, although it certainly wasn't reflected in sales. The vocalists employed here (Alistair Gordon, Jayney Klimek, Banks himself) do an outstanding job blending with fluid, often dark soundscapes. Surprisingly, songs like "Throwback" (with a catchy, synth-horn pop hook) and even the pop fluff of "A House Needs a Roof" were overlooked on American radio, but fans of Tony Banks and the pop powerhouse sound of '80s Genesis will enjoy this release.

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