Foreigner
Double Vision


4.0
excellent

Review

by Shamus248 USER (74 Reviews)
May 7th, 2015 | 8 replies


Release Date: 1978 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If it isn't broke, don't fix it.

Let's delve into a much older album than my previous review. As a long time fan of Foreigner, I find this record to be my favorite of their discography. First-time listeners will praise the vocal performance of Lou Gramm and the instrumentation of Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, and Dennis Elliot.

The album opens amiably with "Hot Blooded", an upbeat track with consistent lyrical content. Personally, I enjoyed this track and consider it my favorite off the album. However, it does maintain as mentioned, a somewhat repetitive lyrical message. Words are repeated for emphasis and Gramm's technique is near flawless. "Hot Blooded" is then followed by the slower-paced "Blue Morning, Blue Day." This track showcases Gramm's vocal ability at its pinnacle as the slow pace creates a relaxing, laid-back song. The title track, "Double Vision", track six, reiterates the upbeat vibe that opens the album. The album maintains a polished, infinite sound throughout. Another example of consistency is its similarity to its predecessor, the group's self-titled debut. Maintaining the same, unique formula works quite well as Gramm's vocals at times seem almost second nature and effortless. Among the iconic singles that this record produced are some memorable non-singles, such as "The Damage is Done" and "Headknocker." Sit back and relax, because you have a treat on your hands.



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manosg
Staff Reviewer
May 7th 2015


11550 Comments


This needed a review so props for that.

However, you could have elaborated a bit more because someone who doesn't know what this band is about will have no clue after reading this review. Maybe try to include on future reviews more detailed descriptions of the music or comparisons with well known acts.

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MrSirLordGentleman
May 7th 2015


12359 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

c'mon manos, we all know how these guys sound

manosg
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2015


11550 Comments


I'm sure some guys on here don't know how Foreigner sound. It's not like they're Opeth.

Parallels
May 8th 2015


8858 Comments


what is this opeth you speak of

what do they sound like

manosg
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2015


11550 Comments


haha just an obscure band that no one seems to like on Sput

Titan
December 22nd 2016


19242 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

holy shit 4 needs a review

Snake.
December 22nd 2016


21500 Comments


if there a song that white people love more than hot blooded

JoeTex
September 13th 2018


684 Comments


check it and see



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