Edge of the Century (1990) Seven years after breaking up, Styx — at best, an overblown bar band with clumsy English art-rock pretensions — is back in business, testing the… Styx Rock
Music Review

Edge of the Century (1990)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Lead Performance: Styx; Genre: Rock

Seven years after breaking up, Styx — at best, an overblown bar band with clumsy English art-rock pretensions — is back in business, testing the commercial climate for richly sung schlock. Although Midwestern sincerity and solid creative effort prevent this derivative album, Edge of the Century, from sounding entirely crass, the gaping lack of originality (these guys have obviously been listening to a lot of rock radio) guarantees its mediocrity. C

Originally posted Oct 12, 1990 Published in issue #35 Oct 12, 1990 Order article reprints