ALBUM TITLE : THE WALLS HAVE EYES
ARTIST : ROBBIN GIBB
GENRE : POP
DATE RELEASED : 1985
If there is one thing that you could admire with Robin Gibb with regard to his solo effort was that he did not try or forced his Bee Gees roots into his music. In fact, if you were unaware that he was one third of one of the most popular pop groups of all time, you would think that he was just one of those new wave acts during the eighties. This situation could be either be an advantage and a disadvantage. In his case, it is both.
It is an advantage as he was able to expand his listeners; he gained some fans aside from Bee Gees fans. The thought of being a new wave act only proved his versatility and musical ability that he had a world beyond Bee Gees. It was a disadvantage as his music especially in this album was quite dated. You can really feel that this album was indeed produced in the 80’s and there is no way you can disprove it.
As a whole, this album felt like one of those albums produced for any one hit wonders. There was no single song destined to be classic along the likes of “Boys Do Fall In Love.” Although, you can tolerate “Remedy” and “You Don’t Say Us Anymore. This is indeed a boring record and with that this record deserves only 2.0 stars rating out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it