After 2 predominantly electronic albums Aliens was his third outing, and takes more from the funky side of things (continued on from Hyperactive). No pseudo-political rants here, although some clever/fun lyrics, and another cover version. Tom tried Latin flavours here perhaps a tad too much, and the band photos show this was definitely aimed at the US market.
I love Pulp Culture, and Airhead definitely has it's moments, whilst the full length Budapest By Blimp is an atmospheric classic that builds and builds. The bonus track (Dolbys Cube - the standard 12" mix) sits ok here, but is readily programmed out if you aren't in the mood for it!
Some great musicianship, just a little too glossy at times for my taste - definitely a 'producer's' album.