I suspect much of the critical disdain for it comes from the fact that George used a lot of synthesizers on some of the tracks.
Thanks for explaining that, Geoff. I was mystified why this album got such lousy reviews when it is so much fun!
"That's The Way It Goes" gets you in the mood for a holiday, and "I Really Love You" gets you in the mood for silly. Now we can relax on our little traveling ship as we pass "Greece" and find we've "Gone Troppo", which is so much fun that George has to give a shout of glee at the end of it, which never fails to crack me up.
Frankly, I think the album holds together very well and I enjoy playing it more than, say, Dark Horse
or Extra Texture
. I also enjoy "Circles" and "Mystical One". His playful "Dream Away" should
have been released to support the highly successful Time Bandits
. If George had done so, I'm sure the single would have charted high. Somebody was asleep on the marketing switch over that one.
According to All Music Guide his worst album is "Gone Troppo". It received 1 of 5 stars! (afraid4). Is really that bad?
Notice also that they gave Electronic Sound
4 stars. Critics have their own way of viewing the world.