'Candy-O' was a critical flop on its release in 1979, due mainly to being an inferior imitation of The Cars' superb debut album. It didn't stop the band's commercial progress in the US, however, even though it made little impact in the UK. It's most glaring weakness is the lack of a killer track, although the epic closer, 'Dangerous Type', comes close. The title track and 'Got A Lot On My Head' are good rockers, while 'Since I Held You' and 'It's All I Can Do' are the best pop items. The slightly reserved 'Double Life' is also a highlight. The worst track is 'Let's Go', not only the first track, but also the first single from the album. This is one of the most tepid and uninspired recordings they've made. Moreover, although Roy Thomas Baker again produced the album, the sound lacks the appealing vastness of the first album. A good album, nearer three stars than five, but worth investigating if you're a fan of the debut.