Journey Albums with Steve Perry (Best to Least Favorite)
Best to least favorite albums of the band, Journey (Perry era only)
- •Frontiers (1983)Journey at the top of their game. Strong songs. Minimal filler on this album.
- •Raised on Radio (1986)A lot of people don't like this album because it doesn't sound like Journey. I love the production on this and Neal Schon's smooth solo on "I'll Be Alright Without You" shows why the production shines on this album.
- •Escape (1981)This album speaks for itself. It's a classic and was one of the biggest albums of all time. I have it at number 3 because I personally find it overrated in the Journey catalog.
- •Infinity (1978)The debut of Steve Perry as the vocalist of Journey was such a strong one that it got the band on the charts instantaneously. Arguably 6 out of the 10 songs were radio hits and are still played on the radio today.
- •Evolution (1979)Lovin' Touchin Squeezin' into City Of The Angels is the ultimate transition. 2 great songs that always have to be played next to each other. As for the rest of the album, it's a very solid outing. Nothing that makes you want to skip a song.
- •Departure (1980)My least favorite original run Journey album. Yes it has "Any Way You Want It" on it. But that and "Walks Like A Lady" are the only songs I like on here. The album also runs long with 14 tracks. Too much filler here for me.
- •Captured (1981)A lot will argue that this shouldn't count because it's not a studio album. That's why I have it this low. "The Party's Over" is probably my favorite pre "Escape" Journey song which is why I thought it deserved a spot on this list.
- •Trial By Fire (1996)By the time the 1996 reunion came around, you could tell there was rust. A lot of this album is just the band phoning it in. Even the single "When You Love A Woman" is a lackluster song that will never be a first choice of mine to listen to.