Sunday, January 27, 2008

476. Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver (1980)

Track Listing

1. While You See A Chance
2. Arc Of A Diver
3. Second Hand Woman
4. Slowdown Sundown
5. Spanish Dancer
6. Night Train
7. Dust


Steve Winwood deserves some of my respect, he was a member of Traffic after all... but this album is just beyond the pale. Why is this even here? I don't know, just listen to the beggninig of the first song, it sounds like a bad sitcom theme from the 80's.

The rest of the album isn't as awful, just boring and tacky. I was just going to write "Shit Sandwich" for this review.

Track Highlights

You're joking right?

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Featuring Winwood's first solo hit, "While You See a Chance" (which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States), this was Winwood's true breakthrough album as a solo artist. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart, establishing him as a commercially viable act.


Here's a dilemma what to put out first your eyes or your ears? :


Anonymous said...

Not even a Spinal Tap reference can make this better.

Matthew said...

Oh shit, it's this guy.

I have to listen to garbage like this all night long as a cashier.

What happened in the 80s that made mainstream tastes take such a huge dive? Payola?