The problem with the album is both its style and how that style relates to Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford not knowing who the hell their target audience were anymore.
The style is slow boring atmospheric 80s Depeche Mode style dark sterile synth pop mixed with slow boring somber atmospheric sterile adult contemporary, but being played by aging guys in 1997, and with the songs often stretched out inexplicably to prog-rock length, until the album is 70 minutes long.
Who in 1997 really wanted to hear that, especially with neither of the band's famous lead singers still around, let alone replaced by a guy as faceless and nondescript as Ray Wilson? Really, Tony and Mike were just counting on Genesis fans to buy anything with the Genesis name on it. Who was the target audience here, besides "Genesis fans"?
And what the hell was up with the cover art? Who IS this?
I like a couple of the tracks, like "Shipwrecked" and the uptempo part of "One Man's Fool" towards the end.