Journey
Greatest Hits: 1978-1997 DVD


1.0
awful

Review

by PTECK USER (37 Reviews)
February 24th, 2007 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Don't buy this, unless hardcore fan or not offended by 80's pop music.

Journey is a band that I like, not a band that I love. Generally speaking, I only listen to albums by bands that I love. Bands like Journey, are, in my opinion, only good for radio. One day, not far from Christmas a few years ago, "Who's Crying Now" came on the radio while I was in the car with my father. That was when I revealed to him I liked Journey. That being said, this was the only musical item I got for Christmas that year.

The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Journey is "Don't Stop Believin'." This is a fantastic song. Everybody who's ever turned on the radio knows it, and most will at least admit to loving it. The good thing is, this isn't the only good song they made. Despite most of these songs being from the 80's, in my opinion the absolute worst decade for pop music, they managed to make some great songs. "Be Good To Yourself" and "Open Arms" are a few other very cliche tunes that are easy to love. Since Journey was formed in the 70's, a few songs from that era are also included on here. "Wheel In The Sky" is a very good song, and shows what they are capable of. That is what I liked about the DVD.

Being a video, I cannot rate this solely on the audio content, which I would give a 3. The quality of these music videos, in my opinion, is unratable. I think I would give them a -2/5. There is not one that is 100% cringeworthy. Not even all of these are music videos, some are live performances. When "Separate Ways" starts up, it shows the band members playing air guitar and air drums etc., until a few seconds later their instruments suddenly appear out of nowhere in their hands. I cannot describe how utterly stupid that looks. Terrible acting, with women usually obectified and wearing the type of makeup you would expect a cheap hooker to wear.

Now, I'm not sure what's worse, the MV's or the live performances. They aren't the worst band live, but my God, look at those pants. The outfits they chose made this basically unwatchable. The jeans are tighter than any women's that I know. Not to mention there are plenty of ass-shots you don't want to see.

Just because I hated this doesn't necessarily mean that you will too. I hate the 80's. The only 80's bands that I enjoy are U2, The Police, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But if you're interested in buying this, be warned.



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Two-Headed Boy
February 24th 2007


4527 Comments


This isn't the band with the video where the singer's in the psychiatrists' office and talking about a "mystical girl he doesn't even know", is it? If so, good God.

I had a couple laughs here and there. This Message Edited On 02.24.07

Patrick
February 24th 2007


1891 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

no, i don't believe that's in it.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2007


16089 Comments


I hate Journey
Yet I still cannot convey how terrible of a review this is.
I really, really, really hope I'm not getting a joke somewhere here.

iarescientists
February 24th 2007


5863 Comments


women usually obectified and wearing the type of makeup you would expect a cheap hooker to wear.


Red Hot Chili Peppers


Doppelganger
February 24th 2007


3124 Comments


^I lol'd.

And yeah... this review is meh. I despise Journey, though. Journey and Foreigner are two of the worst things to come out of the 80's.

trustxdialect
February 24th 2007


1502 Comments


Can you give a DVD a 1 based on misogynistic actions alone?

edit: You cheeky bastard. You figured out 3/5 + -2/5 = 1.

DATS HOW WE DO MATHThis Message Edited On 02.24.07

Patrick
February 24th 2007


1891 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Only one neg. I am very proud.

But hey, I used decent grammar and got my point across so...

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 24th 2007


16089 Comments


You didn't get your point across though. You said "omgz video sucks" and then gave two or 3 reasons. You gave this a 1. Thats just ridiculous thinking that can even begin to justify it.

Patrick
February 24th 2007


1891 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

two headed boy liked it )':

The Sludge
February 24th 2007


2169 Comments


I hate you.
Any comp of any sort doesn't deserve a 1, if has Don't Stop Believin'.

Bfhurricane
February 24th 2007


6197 Comments


boo.
I can't imagine this being so unenjoyable and absolutely disgusting that it deserves a 1. You just convinced me by this review to go out and buy this to see if it's actually awful (I probably wont)

The Door Mouse
February 25th 2007


2092 Comments


Ha I was a the hardrock cafe yesterday and they had really cheesy music videos like you said. The B-52's have the cheesiest videos I've ever seen

TheCompilationMan768
June 25th 2010


75 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

In all seriousness, this review is terrible.

BigHans
June 25th 2010


26454 Comments


Lol at review. I've seen Journey live twice, albeit sans Steve Perry. Journey rules.

vanderb0b
June 25th 2010


3473 Comments


band review is bad



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