Journey - Escape
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1981 Ratings: #100 / 151
User Score
Based on 120 ratings
1981 Ratings: #242
Liked by 17 people
July 31, 1981 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS / Label
Pop Rock, AOR / Genres
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Genre: AOR

I mean...this is the album with Don't Stop Believing. I kinda have to like it somewhat.

It's crazy how no matter how many times I hear it, every bar, every stadium, every radio station. I just never get sick of it. It's so simple, a song liteally just using the four chords of pop and never changing it up. But that's why it works so well. It's almost magic in how minimalist it is yet how grand it seems. It boils down human emotion so to its core that by seemingly making a grocery ... read more


I like April Fools because for an entire day I can give any piece of music a 0 or a 100 and there's no proof to suggest whether or not I'm being honest.


I was always under the impression that Journey's story started and ended with Don't Stop Believing, that they were among the countless acts that had a breakout hit and quickly petered out after their fifteen minutes of fame. So imagine my surprise when I found out that they have had a solid, fun little album under their belt that goes beyond their smash hit, and proved that they had some serious talent as a band.

Don't Stop Believing is just one of those songs. The type you can't escape ... read more


Niel Shoun is the most underrated guitarist to ever live, the band is a magnum opus defining moment for Journey. Filled with vocals of the finest linens in heaven's guest bedroom, but hammer ons, riffs and an overall theme of romanticism make it worth multiple if not dozens of listens.

Journey - Escape

Don't stop believing - 100/100 - Vocals Westside Story, two stranger characters being presented like heavens finest ballad. Steve Perry's vocals like hot shortening on a baking baguette. ... read more


It's probably Journey's best record


I will never understand why they decided to put the only two songs worth listening to on here in the beginning of the album it makes listeners leave without listening to the others but honestly I would have too if I didn't know how boring this was and the fact that this just gives you the power to live in the mind of a 60 year old man who only listens to classic rock.

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Added on: July 19, 2016