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Sean Trane
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2 stars 2,5 stars really!!

If you thought SAS was bad - given the context of Hope - wait till you get a load of this baby. Why Klaatu was unhappy about the artwork of their previous album is a mystery to me, but if they were happy with this one, it will be that the misunderstanding between Klaatu and me is growing to ocean-size. Do not get me wrong here, Ted Jones's work is hardly bad, on the contrary, but it shows well that the group was persevering away from the mythological planet Klaatu, and Jones's previous two album sleeves were being forgotten about.

As far as the music is concerned, we are dealing with the same uninventive pop that was present on the previous SAS, not even really reminding us of 10 CC or others, but sometimes going in the directions of The Cars or XTC. Howl At The Moon is your best shot at knowing a track from this album and it might just be the highlight of the album with , but the lightbulbs, they-need-a-changing. Hot Box City and Dog Star were also small radio airplay time receiver, but Sell Out is so much understated, that it becomes a bloody parody, giving the fans of the early albums a sour taste in the mouth.

The songs might actually be stronger than on SAS certainly more inventive, but definitely there is nothing for a proghead in here. Just a bunch of pop-rock tunes, that are not bad, but simply outside the scope of this site. Overall a better album than its predecessor, but also so much more than its successor.

Sean Trane | 2/5 |


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