Originally Posted by marcshoe
My disappointment with Foreigner 4 is also largely contextual. I graduated from high school in 1980, and to me that album represented the beginning of the decline of rock n roll, the sanding down of rock's rough edges. It paved the way for the ascendance of hair bands and, eventually, the marginalization of edgy, original music.
I love the context here. Being a little younger I have often wondered where Foghat, Boston and Foreigner turned into Crue, Poison and Leppard and I know the answer can't all be laid at the feet of Van Halen. Addidng Foreigner 4 to the mix along with Third Stage makes sense.