Don't take any notice whatsoever of the vacuous excuse of a review by Barney Hoskyns of the BBC. Complete Tosh.
This is simply a superb rock album. The songs are infectious, great melodies, production is crystal clear, playing is first class ("unit of proficient hacks... playing with leaden predictability?? Unbelievable that anyone with an interest in music at all could write that), and as several reviewers mention, Jones hasn't simply rested on the old foreigner laurels; whilst the foreigner "sound" is definitely there on several songs, you also get a funky horn section on a few tracks, and the songs have a more modern feel than just blasting out formula rock.
And for value, hard to beat; a live CD and live DVD thrown in, both of which are excellent.
A fantastic album. SO far removed from the dross of the X factor... Don't be taken in by the BBC review... If you like melodic rock, buy this.