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Simply the best power pop album ever made
on November 29, 2012
With their first album it sounds like they were searching for a consistant direction. By this, their second album they had found it. There isn't a bad song on the album and I suspect it benefitted from Tom Werman's production. I give it 5 stars without hesitation in comparing it to other "power pop" albums, I don't know of a better one. This is also my favorite Cheap Trick album. The extras include a lackluster instrumental, "Oh boy", and 4 live songs which sound rough, even by live standards but not without some merit, if even to just appreciate them as what the band sounded like live at the time. I have this whole album on my exercise playlist on my MP3, the songs are full of energy and tightly recorded. Highly recommended.