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5 stars "Up yours. Up mine. But up everybody's, that takes time. But we're workin' on it."

10CC's second album show them maturing away from the novelty sound of their debut release into a more refined, but no less humorous art rock sound.

From the opening chords of The Wall Street Shuffle, you get the idea that this band means business. The only relic of the novelty parody sound of the first album is The Sacro-Iliac, a song that teaches us a new dance, where the essential move is to do "nothing, in any beat and any rhythm".

The songs touch on all sorts of topics, all with 10CC's usual sly humor. And there is no question that this is a prog album. Inventive arrangements, odd chord structures and changing time can all be found here. Especially on The Worst Band In The World, which includes the like quoted at the top of this review.

An enjoyable trip from start to finish.

4.5 stars, rounded up.

Evolver | 5/5 |


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