The two-year gap between this album and the previous Zenyatta Mondatta, allowed the band to craft some really excellent songs, and change musical direction once again. The fast pop / reggae crossover of previous albums briefly appears with Rehumanise Yourself, but the rest of the album (with the obvious exception of Every Little Thing...!) is musically a lot more substantial. There is extensive use of synthesiser and saxaphone, which Sting learned to play in a few months, prompting Copeland to (only half) jokingly label him as a "crummy little creep"! The relational cracks between those two, which ultimately broke up the band, were obviously well-known by this stage, but they seemed to have spurred them on to greater things in this album. Sprits In The Material World is a great opener, followed by the brilliant Invisible Sun (ridiculously banned, because a certain broadcaster viewed it as pro-IRA!). Whilst Sting could obviously still write great pop songs (Every Little Thing...), this was altogether more serious stuff. Other great songs include Omegaman, Secret Journey and Darkness, but the rest of the album doesn't quite hit the spot, hence only 4 stars.