REO Speedwagon - A Big Step Down
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 02/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Infidelity" would prove to be REO's most successful album spawning several huge hit singles and sitting on top of the album chart for a multitude of weeks. Although the public seemed to love it, for older REO fans this one was a huge letdown. REO had been toiling away for years in the Midwest (this is actually their 11th album), before this thing broke the dam wide open. "Don't Let Him Go", "Keep On Loving You", "Take It On The Run", and "Tough Guys" were all top 40 hit singles, and pretty much everything else on the record was played on AOR radio. The singles were so overexposed that even if you liked them you got sick of hearing them so much. Of the album cuts "Shakin It Loose" is a cool rocker and would have fit right in on the "Tuna Fish" album, and the final closing power ballad "I Wish You Were There" is decent enough. Overall though I don't this album holds a candle to the best of their earlier works. It remains an all time classic for some people, but I just barley give it 3 stars."