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3 stars AYSC? is hardly a work of under-rated genius but... y'know what? It's a pretty good album in itself. IQ purists may clutch their pearls now - I rather like the poppy tones of the Menel-era IQ. Drive On limps on rather than drives, and Sold On You is just pleasant, but I've never considered that this album ever wanted to be "challenging". What's wrong with injecting a bit of pop savvy into your music? War Heroes is solid and memorable because of that poppish leaning, Wurensh is hauled back from the brink of "everything but the kitchen sink" content and structure by the need to hold a tune, and Nothing At All is, ironically, very much something to celebrate as an album closer. Keep your "challenging" 19/7 rhythms and atonal sqronks to yourselves, I'll happily put my feet up with this.
StevenPoore | 3/5 |


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