Escape (album) by Journey

Escape
Escape by Journey (1981)
Overall rank: 1,380th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (222nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,380th)

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Escape is ranked as the best album by Journey.

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From hereforashortime 03/23/2018 03:56
100% pure 80's cheese.
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From Daydreamer 06/25/2017 17:48
Quite easily the best album of 1981 and second best Journey album. They were so full of confidence here and the songs just explode with energy. Steve Perry is one of the best ever rock singers and he is absolutely on fire here. The last two songs will give you goosebumps since Steve's singing is out of this world.
Oh and the opener is one of the greatest songs of the 80's.
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From jackbrown8786 11/03/2016 20:26
great vocals and guitar, f*&^ these haters. they just think they're cool to hate on w/e is/was the billboard #1 album. oh and I remember liking the atari game, and I first played it in the mid-90's, so f*&^ that guy too!
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From Rhett 05/31/2016 15:06
Irritating but addictive. You could not escape this album in 1981. I gave it ten extra points for spawning a rather crappy Atari 2600 game of the same name.
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From KGB 06/03/2015 12:53
For critical reasons, I can only give this album a 70, and even that's being generous, but you don't have to be an ironic, hipster-type to let go of your critical prejudices and just enjoy what Journey did here. Keyboardist Gregg Rollie left and was replaced by Jonathan Cain, and the songs show a marked change in direction. It was Cain who brought "Open Arms" with him and would later write "Faithfully". Any pretensions of being strictly hard rockers were dropped. But so what? When you've got a vocalist like Steve Perry, you need to play to your strengths and for the next three albums they would do just that. Check out Perry's performance of "Mother Father" live from this tour (Houston), then tell me Journey wasn't clicking on all cylinders at this point.
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From Finky 03/31/2015 04:09
This is squeeze. Boring! The song "Open Arms" really gets on my nerves.
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From junodog4 02/07/2015 03:39
South Detroit would be Windsor, Ontario. Just pointing that out.
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From philbutrin 09/01/2014 03:45
"open arms" was my senior prom theme, and although i'm not particularly fond of the song, the album definitely takes me back to that era.
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From timtooky 03/27/2014 16:33
most songs on this aor-record are what aor was invented for: positive-cheerful-slick or gentle-romantic. all is suitable for the masses. many music-lovers will find this repellent. if you are more laid-back in this respect you maybe will find some agreeable tunes on it.
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From Mirek 09/25/2012 11:50
Sometimes tastes change. Once, long ago, I liked this album. Today it seems to me a very average
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Discipline by King Crimson
3. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Damaged by Black Flag
6. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
7. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Dare by The Human League
10. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
11. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
12. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
13. Deceit by This Heat
14. Killers by Iron Maiden
15. Greatest Hits by Queen
16. Diary Of A Madman by Ozzy Osbourne
17. Escape by Journey
18. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
19. Youth Of America by Wipers
20. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones


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